Mount McLoughlin

Mount McLoughlin Trip Report (#21756)

  • Signed By: rick
  • Date submitted: August 19, 2009
  • Date(s) climbed: 07/21/2009
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Neutral

this is a beautiful but highly challenging hike due to the nature of the volcanic terrain. its a 11 mile app'.round-hike which is not a great distance. However, the trail basically disappears as you get within 2 to 3 miles of the summit, due to no obvious trail markings on the loose sandy/cinder like soil and large boulder like rocks. most people scramble haphazardly cross-country to reach the summit. this is an intermediate type of climb. need to be able to negotiate traveling cross-country with topo map and gps combined. some paint on rocks from hikers in the past. not always accurate. great hike, but took 4hrs. up, 2hrs. down!!

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