Mount McLoughlin Hike

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Summary

Mount McLoughlin

Shirley & Blondie soaking up some sun on the summit of Mount McLoughlin (Oct. 2001).

Our notes from 2001 shortly after we did this hike in mid-October. This was Blondie’s 2nd peak bagging outing after South Sister…dog=Blondie in the captivating narrative below.

Perfect weather – sunny, clear, low wind. Messed up on the descent by taking the scree field down (very seductive – nice quick going – easy on the legs) instead of doubling back along the ascent ridge (they actually warn you of this on the national forest web site). Had to boulder hop to get back to the trail – dog needed to be carried after she fell in between boulders and got freaked out a bit. Fell down with the dog on my back – she freaked out even more

Photos

Mount McLoughlin

Shirley low on the Mount McLoughlin Trail (Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

Blondie's first experience with boulder hopping...was not so very impressed (initially; Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

Shirley breaking out of the trees on the Mount McLoughlin Trail...summit in background (I think; Oct. 2001).


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Shirley hiking up Mount McLoughlin above the timber (Oct. 2001).


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Blondie & Shirley on the summit (Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

The summit of Mount McLoughlin with a man-made structure of some sort (Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

Shirley & Blondie soaking up some sun on the summit of Mount McLoughlin (Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

Blondie hiking down from Mount McLoughlin (Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

Shirley hiking down from the summit of Mount McLoughlin (Oct. 2001).


Mount McLoughlin

Blondie happy to be back in the car after her first encounter with...BOULDER HOPPING (Oct. 2001).


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