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callthedoctorRoute Climbed: Up Heart Trail, down Lookout... Date Climbed: 4/19/02  Sucess!


My fourth time up Eldon and this was by far, the best of my hikes...the "Heart Trail" is seldom used and I didn't see a soul until I reached "Sunset Trail". I traversed across the catwalk with great southerly views...

It was exceptionally windy and I had to lean into it for about 100 yards at one of the clearings. I reached the junction of the Lookout Trail and went up to the tower where the ranger and I were experiencing 75 mph winds in the 3-4 story Lookout tower!! WOW.

Anyway, completed the loop by going down Lookout, across Christmas Tree to Sandy Seep and back to the car...

Excellent day, despite the wind....I highly recommend this hike next time you do Eldon...plan on at least 6 hours.
Posted Apr 20, 2002 9:22 pm

pailsmurfRoute Climbed: elden look out trail Date Climbed: too many to count  Sucess!
what a piece of crap! I hate this trail it sucks so bad! by the time you get to the top your ready to take a nap. My brother steven cross and I hike it for training, full backpacks and all, so yes I hate this mountain, a lot of stairstepping and steep grades. The trail itself is really easy to follow but you go up so fast that it tires you out fast. have fun because I don't!
Posted May 28, 2001 7:41 pm

Steven CrossRoute Climbed: Mt. Elden Trail Date Climbed: hike it about 20 times a year  Sucess!

Steven Cross

I use Mt. Elden to get into shape. The first time i hiked it was when i was about 9. This year I hiked it on 3/21. The snow got to deep near the top to get to the tower. This is my first hike this year and my legs are sore!
Posted Mar 23, 2001 1:49 pm

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