Route Climbed: Mount McLaughlin trail Date Climbed: mid October 2001
Perfect weather - sunny, clear, low wind. Messed up on the descent by taking the scree field down (very seductive - nice quick going - easy on the legs) instead of doubling back along the ascent ridge (they actually warn you of this on the national forest web site). Had to boulder hop to get back to the trail - dog needed to be carried after she fell in between boulders and got freaked out a bit. Fell down with the dog on my back - she freaked out even more.
Route Climbed: Mt McLoughlin Trail Date Climbed: 06-09-01
Very nice day trip to the summit! Round-trip took about 7 hours to complete, including an hour stay at the summit. Could see Mt Shasta to the south and Mt Thielsen to the north! Great trip experience; well worth the effort!
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