Got off work early, so I drove down here from Redmond and did the grueling road hike. After a few minutes on summit, I backtracked to the highway and drove the Forest Service Road directly to Crescent so I could summit lofty odell butte as well this afternoon.
The hardest part is getting to the gate since the hike up is just a mile and 600 feet of elevation gain. The biggest problem I had was wasps (hornets?). They were all over the place and I almost didn't get to the highest spot due to how many were checking me out. Nice views from some spots on the roads.