75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents Guide Book

by Barbara I. Bond (The Mountaineers Books)
75 Scrambles in Oregon Best Non-Technical Ascents  by Barbara I. Bond

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898865506

Calling all hikers with a yen for high, lonely places: you can bag that peak if you want to. Scrambling is the bridge between hiking and rock climbing. It involves off-trail travel-making your way over rough terrain and sometimes using your hands for balance and safety on nearly vertical rock-but does not require technical climbing gear. 75 Scrambles in Oregon will take you to some of the same summits that climbers enjoy-but by less extreme routes. These scrambles (short, easy introductory routes and longer, more difficult scrambles) are generously spread across the state: the Cascades; Klamath Mountains (SW corner); East Cascades; the Wallowas, Elkhorns, and Blue Mountains (NE); the Strawberry Mountains near John Day; and remote desert ranges (SE corner). Routes are rated for difficulty and skill level. Where nonstandard equipment such as an ice axe, crampons, rope, or helmet are advised, that is noted route by route.

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Trails from the "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents" Guide Book
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... Preview: The Rogue–Umpqua Divide Wilderness is a narrow, 33,000-acre wilderness in the western Cascades west of Crater Lake National Park. This wilderness is full of dense forest and high ridges. The western C ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Union Creek, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Abert Rim is a fault-block mountain common to the Northern Basin and Range. Oriented along a north-south axis, the mountain has a nearly vertical west side and gently sloping east side. The rim extend ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Valley Falls, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: In Oregon’s southeast nothing is as widely known as Steens Mountain. Less well known are the many other peaks in the immediate area. Just south of Steens Mountain lies a series of moderate peaks with ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Fields, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The Wallowa Mountains are the dominant range of northeastern Oregon. Aneroid Mountain is the easternmost peak of the high Wallowas. Nearby Aneroid Lake is a popular destination for day hikers and back ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Joseph, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Deep in the Winema National Forest outside Klamath Falls is the tiny Mountain Lakes Wilderness. One of Oregon’s smallest wilderness areas at less than 25,000 acres, Mountain Lakes is rugged and has a ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Klamath Falls, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The Mount Washington Wilderness is an austerely beautiful place. The landscape is one of dark and forbidding lava punctuated by the contrasting green of whitebark pines and mountain hemlock and the re ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Sisters, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Broken Top is a highly dissected composite volcano and an older member of the Three Sisters group. The scramble to the viewpoint near the summit will give you a keen view of the exposed insides of a C ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Sisters, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Canyon Mountain is a rugged multisummit peak south of Canyon City in the western corner of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Canyon Mountain, like other peaks in the Strawberry Range, has been shape ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
John Day, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 17.6
... Preview: The Wallowa Mountains lie at the eastern end of the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Protected largely by the vast Eagle Cap Wilderness, the Wallowas offer scramblers opportunities to enjoy miles o ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Joseph, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: The Wallowa–Whitman National Forest spreads out over 2.5 million acres of northeastern Oregon. The Wallowa Mountains cut across the northern section of the forest. The Eagle Cap Wilderness, where most ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Union, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Cornucopia Peak is in the southern portion of the Wallowa Mountains. Barely inside the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the area around Cornucopia was the site of a gold strike in the late nineteenth century. Th ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Halfway, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Cowhorn Mountain is a highly eroded Central Cascades volcano just south of Crescent Lake in the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area (OCRA). Established in 1984, the OCRA contains 156,900 acres of land man ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Chemult, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: The Fremont National Forest constitutes one of the largest forested areas in Oregon. The Warner Mountains, northeast of Lakeview, are a series of lichen- crusted, rocky peaks surrounded by dense fores ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Valley Falls, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: The Sky Lakes Wilderness, in the Southern Cascades, is south of Crater Lake National Park and encompasses nearly 120,000 acres of forested wild lands. Sky Lakes is home to the Seven Lakes Basin. Devil ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Prospect, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: Summer Lake is a popular birding area known for its migratory flocks of waterfowl and shorebirds. Hot springs in the area also attract visitors. Surrounded by sand dunes and sagebrush flats, the area’ ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Summer Lake, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: Diamond Peak, south of Willamette Pass, is a distinctive landmark with its broad flanks and often-snowy slopes. The Diamond Peak Wilderness is home to its namesake peak and several other eroded volcan ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Oakridge, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: In south-central Oregon, the Fremont–Winema National Forest covers more than 2 million acres from the slopes of the Eastern Cascades to the high desert’s prominent mountains around Lakeview. Drake Pea ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Valley Falls, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Eagle Cap is the centerpiece of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in far northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Eagle Cap originally was thought to be the tallest peak in the Eagle Mountains. Eventually seve ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Joseph, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains is a land of contrasts. Long ago glacial ice left behind sharp ridges, peaks, lakes, and valleys. The forest changes as you climb, with lodgepole pine and fir g ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Joseph, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: The Tillamook State Forest is a thriving example of a major reforestation project. The forest was formerly known as the Tillamook Burn, since a cycle of four fires from 1933 to 1951 destroyed much of ... From the guidebook "75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents"
Nehalem, OR - Climbing - Trail Length: 9.5

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