Humbug Mountain: A Great Start to Superbowl Sunday


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Humbug Mountain

The afternoon would be filled with the Superbowl. I decided to get up early and drive Highway 26 toward the Coast. It was a stormy day with a few patches on snow remaining along the road.

Microwave Tower on summit

I parked near a locked gate on a logging road. The area is accessible to hikers by a free recreational permit.

It is not a very long hike to the summit of Humbug Mountain, less than three miles. The hike follows logging roads for its entire length. But, it is steep and rocky in places.

The hike ended after a short climb to the 2,500-foot summit with an enclosure and microwave equipment. I would have been treated to some of the best views in Northwest Oregon, but I was smack dab in the middle of a cloud bank. In fact, it was cloudy, cold and drizzly for the entire hike. I felt like I was trying to take photos on a film noir set.

As usual, it gives me an excuse to return soon.

Lots of Alders in places along the hike

Stormy view from summit

Gate just below the summit

Stormy day

Many nursery stumps along the trail

Snow remained on the trail in shaded areas

 

 

Categories: Oregon Coastal Mountain Hiking

5 comments

  1. Stormy day looked like a side shot of a rams head. 😀 Nice pics.

    On Sat, Feb 13, 2021, 10:22 AM John Carr Outdoors wrote:

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