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snowshoeing
snow
5 days ago

Snowshoed on 2/17. 12+ inches new snow fell the evening before. We did not break trail but this is a very long monotonous trek up 4 miles to the shelter. Light Snow fell most of the way and although there were no epic views, the quiet, serene beauty of snow covered forest was nothing short of amazing. I would probably rate this 5 stars if it was a clear sunny day and also was quite fatigued as we had just hiked and broke trail on Diamond/Salt Creek Falls before we took on this bad boy. The shelter is rustic, quaint and we were pleasantly surprised that a fire was going (nice couple staying the night) and we were invited to cozy up to that. Need a snopark permit, bathroom at TH, got lucky- snow plows came right at 10am and plowed the road off 58 into the parking area. No way could we have driven down there even with chains.

It was covered in snow. Bring your snow shoes!

snowshoeing
snow
26 days ago

hiking
snow
28 days ago

Wet snow. Snowing most of the time. Packed down for snow shoes and skis. Bechtel Shelter was nice break in the middle.

I love skiing out to Betchtel. I have stayed in the shelter in the winter and in the summer. Easy, flat x-country skiing, except for a steep last 100 feet from the trail to the shelter, I ran right into it

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Awesome snow shoeing experience! Quite difficult for a beginner to get to Fuji Shelter but definitely worth it and doable. The incline isn't too bad as it is stretched out. Bring a tarp to block the shelter opening if you plan on coming up on a windy day. Keeps the snow out and the shelter warm. There is a wood burning stove in the shelter. Sleeps 4 on top and you can get creative and sleep another 3-4 on the ground level. We even used the table top bench as a place to sleep.

My second trip out. Left early and got the shelter to myself for a couple hours just before the torrent of mid-day families coming out to enjoy the fresh powder. I love the solitude of the shelter; I like the distance (not short or too long); and as it's right near the top of the pass it gets some good snow even during tepid winters like this one.

Completed this in September 2016. Beautiful hike, but the lakes can get crowded for campsites.

12/15/18: This trail is groomed mostly to Middle Rosary Lake though the snow gets a little deeper closer to the lakes. Bring your snowshoes or skis. Only went as far as Middle Rosary as trail was not blazed to Upper, and I was in hiking boots only. This was probably the last weekend before winter weather that you could walk it without snowshoes to keep from sinking and protect the integrity of the trail. Middle Rosary Lake with Pulpit Rock in the backdrop is stunning. Looking forward to returning next season to climb Maiden Peak.

Absolutely beautiful!

Three pristine lakes with an awesome view!
This was a lovely trail with a lot of runnable sections. The views just kept getting better as I went! At the top of the climb where there is signage to turn to Diamond Peak view, I took a right and got a great look over the Rosary lakes. From there I continued up the PCT to an intersection for the maiden peak shelter. Would have liked to go to the top of maiden peak, but it would have tacked another 6+ miles to my trip to do it from the shelter. All in all it was 12.5 miles from the highway 58 parking lot TH to shelter, round trip.

This is a beautiful short trail with wonderful views of the falls along the way. There was a rock slide recently, so part of the path is a little hard to access.

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this day hike it. I did it on 10/15/18. Beautiful fall colors. I will do this day hike again.

off road driving
4 months ago

The last 6 miles to the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle and lots of patience. I read the road was rough, but this was ridiculous. I was stuck twice and had to turn around. I later spoke with a ranger and he said he wouldn't take his vehicle up there and that most use an ATV to access the trailhead.

The trip was still beautiful and I did a lot of exploring. Just wished the road condition was better publicized.

Quiet, secluded, peaceful. A new favorite.

Not difficult. Nice hike through the forest with moderate uphill. Pretty lakes along the way.

Road from Crecent Lake to Summit Lake trailhead REQUIRES high clearance 4WD vehicle.

camping
5 months ago

Just got back from this hike. What a beautiful hike. Lots of great camping around the lake. No mosquitoes at all but then again the creeks were all dried up too. Hiked up the indigo extension trail that winds it’s up the hill and eventually overlooks the lake. Highly recommend the hike.

Lovely hike through a nice forest to a pleasant mountain lake. Not a difficult hike. Many dry creek beds. Probably muddy other times of the year. No poles or bug spray needed.

I hiked to Stag Lake and scrambled up Lakeview Mountain on a mid-August day. There were still enough mosquitoes around to make it risky to forego repellent. Sunscreen also comes in handy as sections of the hike (and the time near the top) will offer little protection to bare skin. Other than the last section (cross-country and scramble up to the summit), the trail is well maintained and easy to follow.

This particular route can be adapted to your skills, stamina and time available to discover the area: an out-and-back to Fawn lake (see "Fawn Lake Loop Trail"), and out-and-back to Stag lake ("Stag Lake Trail"), or maybe a loop to Fawn and returning via Pretty lake.

The the route starts at the Fawn Lake Trailhead, at a very large parking area (shared with boat trailers) near Simax Bay.
The first section, between the trailhead and Fawn lake, starts with a mostly flat mile across dry and dirty pinelands. A short distance from the 1 mile mark, the trail up to pretty lake branches off on the left. This is also where the trail starts ascending more noticeably (for another mile or so) while going through the shade of firs and hemlocks. At the 2 miles mark, the trail levels off for a while as it crosses another dry patch (more pines and exposure to the rays of the sun); past this point, it starts its climb to reach Fawn Lake at 3.5 miles. Fawn lake is obviously a good place for a break and picture opportunities. There are a good number of spots with good/easy access to the shore; this is also where you are likely to find campers. As you start the next leg of the journey (to Stag lake) there are more spots if you drop down a bit from the lake to the lakeshore.

The second section of the hike, from Fawn Lake to Stag Lake (less than 1.5 miles) ascends some more, following a bluff on the north side of Fawn lake (with some views). A mile after leaving Fawn Lake, you reach the turnoff to Stag lake (dropping down on the right) while the trail you have been following continues on to Saddle Lake and beyond.The last .5 miles are a shallow roller-coaster eventually raising to the shores of Stag Lake; you can briefly visit the lake before pushing on to the cross-country and scramble section that will require more efforts that you have expened so far. To get to the next section you will leave Stag Lake and retrace your steps to just below the southwest corner of the lake in a flat, dry (in summer) and open drainage.

The last section is entirely off trail and will require (1) some cross-country navigation skills (2) a first scramble up a steep slope to the ridge connecting Laveview Mth to the summit to the south (3) a final scramble from the ridge to the summit of Lakeview Mountain. A compass helps on the cross-country to the foot of the connecting ridge (250 bearing) but you can probably negotiate this section by looking at Lakeview's summit (keep it on your right) or the summit at the south end of the ridge (keep it on your left). This is a drainage area and you don't want to stray too far left or right of the gully at its bottom. On the way up, I ended up around the south half of the ridgeline and the slope was rocky and forested; on the way down I descended from the north half of the ridgeling and terraing was much more open, making it easier to map a route -- the can was the a loose and sandy talus which might be of the two-steps-up/one-step-down variety when going up.

Once on the ridge, Lakeview Mtn is in plain sight and the route is fairly obvious. There is some scree/loose rocks but, compared to the scramble up to the ridgeline, it seemed noticeable easier to negotiate. That last climb is also relatively short... and your destination (plus great views) is now within reach!
Note: I did not enjoy much of the views because of the (now too familiar) summer fires's haze.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful waterfall

I hiked to Divide Lake and back , from Willamette pass and mostly following the PCT, on a late July day as the little annoying sting beasts’s numbers starting to dwindle (no small consideration in this area rich on water sources). Using the PCT for 8 of the 9 miles to Divide lake guarantee a good thread and reasonable grades

I parked just off the OR58’s turnoff to Shelter cove, on a long and spacious dirt parking lot. Alternatives can be to park at the Gold Lake SnoPark (NF 5899) leading to Pengra Pass road. There might also be options further down the Shelter Cove Rd, closer to Pengra Pass.
The first two miles or so (from the parking lot to the intersection with the Pengra Pass dirt road) climbs up a bluff overlooking Odell lake before descending back down to the pass. There is, in particular, a nice rocky outcropping at the 1 mile mark providing unobstructed views of Odell. This is slightly off the trail, look for it on your left as you make your way south.

Past Pengra pass, the PCT starts it long, moderate ascent all the way to Lil’s Lake ([passing Midnight Lake, Arrowhead Lake, and Hidden lake on the way… plus many smaller bodies of water. Hidden lake is just that.. hidden. Look for a spur to the left (heading south) that climbs a couple hundred feet up a slope behind which the lake hides. Most of this section is adequately shaded and the lakes provide a respite from the relatively dry (in July/Aug) terrain along the trail. Lil’s lake shore offers many camping, lunch/break spots. This is a good break point before tackling the next 2.5 miles with a more pronounced climb to the junction with the Mt Yoran trail (Mile 8 – a few goods views of Diamond peak on that section) and steep/short .15 ascent to the ridge line. The trail then drops down to the lake in ¾ mile, passing a smaller lake just before reaching Divide. The eastern end of divide lake has good camping/lunching spots with direct views of the east face of Mt Yoran.

I walked a few hundred feet further on the southern shore to my lunch spot and, eventually, a short swim in the lake on a very hot day.

I intended to make this a loop by returning via the Yoran Lake trail branching off the PCT on the southwest side of Lil’s lake. Soon enough, however the trail became harder to find and, after a reaching a few dead-ends, I returned to the PCT. If I did this again, I would start on the Trapper Creek trail and then making a right on the Yoran lake trail, then return via the PCT.

While the route is mostly through forested areas, it does not hurt to bring sunscreen too.
Altogether, this came up to a bit over 18 miles, a good distance for a long hiking day, with a few refreshing stops at the various lakes. As of 2018, this route is free of sad remnants of forest fires that plague areas of the PCT further to the north, around McKenzie pass.

Final note: Divide lake and Mt Yoran can also be accessed from the Vivian lake trailhead to the west; that is a shorter hike (less than 8 miles round trip) but (1) it takes longer to get to the trailhead via Hills Creek Rd in Oakridge and a few unpaved miles and (2) you don’t get to sit and relax at Shelter Cove when you are back!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful and rewarding views! Super fun scramble at the top. I never realized how many lakes there were in this area before hiking to the top of cowhorn

hiking
6 months ago

I consider myself a moderate hiker and was weary of taking this hike, but once started was not overwhelmed by the gradual increase in altitude. Definitely used my sticks and was glad for them. We hiked 8/7/18 and only encountered a few mosquitoes, I had spray but my husband didn't and he sought coverage with a long sleeve windbreaker. I was not bothered at all. Yoran Lake was delightful and beckoned us to jump into it's comfortable clear fresh water. Some water bugs and flying pests, but nothing to run and hide from. Dog loved it too. Wilderness permit to fill out at the trail head.

I really enjoyed this hike! It’s a pretty gentile decent while you follow the PCT passed all three alpine lakes. After that it turns steeper as you get off the PCT and head for the ski lift. The ski lift is not operational so you can either do it as an out and back (11.8mi) or head down the black diamond under the lift. I chose the latter and scrambled and slid down the hill that is covered in scrub brush. I would mark this trail as more moderate to hard. Especially since the lift isn’t running to bring you to the top so you can just walk down hill the entire time. It’s roughly 8 miles of you choose to head down under the ski lift! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists!

Super easy, paved trail, awesome reward. One of the cooler falls I have seen. Go weekday morning or late evening for a chance to have it to yourself!

trail running
6 months ago

This was a decent hike. It wasn’t anything too special just your average walk in the woods then emerging on the shore of an alpine lake. The lake was clear and shallow and my dog had a good swim. The map is accurate and it isn’t too hard of a hike. I was able to play with the dog, eat lunch, and read in my hammock while gettin this hike done is roughly five hours.

Short walk to a nice waterfall. Continued to the shallow lake which isn’t very scenic and did have a fair amount of mosquitoes. Trail is well marked.

1st let me start by saying this is truly an Oregon gem, right on the PCT too. I think this trail needs an update though. As of 7/17/18 the gondola is out of service. Secondly, this trail is NOT easy. Maybe you could rate that to the first lake, but if you go further to the end of the red trail path. It gains quite a bit of altitude and is basically following diamond ski runs up the mountain. It also states that after the 3 lakes at the junction with the PCT, that this is the highest it gets. Not so, this is where the trek gets the toughest and I would rate it as moderate; in comparison with other hikes of equal difficulty found on this app. If you have kids, don't go past the 3rd lake. If you are in shape and in the mood, go for it! The view at the top chair lift is incredible, with views of Diamond peak and Odell below. Just be ready for a decent 11.7 mile round trip. Great trek!

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