Exploring the Santiam Pass Area

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Mt. Washington

There was a cool breeze and drizzle at the Pacific Crest Trailhead south of Santiam Pass. A few elk hunters were camped nearby, but nothing much was moving.

I hiked for a ways to the south and was rewarded with spotting several mule deer in the area, including a healthy young buck.

Young Mule Deer Buck

I had hoped the clouds went break enough for good photos of the Central Oregon Peaks. But, it never happened on this trip.

Still, a truly enjoyable day in the wilderness.

Mt. Washington

The PCT (The high trail sign is a hint that the area gets lots of snow)

Mule Deer

Lost Lake (It’s really gone!)

A double

Into the Wilderness

Washington Meadows on a previous year’s hike

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