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GregpdxGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2014
Cold and windy, but clear day. Sections of ice on the trail. Great views of Cascades.
Posted Dec 3, 2014 8:24 pm

locke456What a View!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014


Great climb, amazing views. Not many places (as far as I know) where you can see the ocean and so many Cascade volcanoes in the same panorama.
Posted Sep 21, 2014 3:40 pm

Fairley8Rewarding hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2013


One of my favorite hikes in Oregon. I have done this in winter conditions with several feet of snow at night and also several times during clear winter days. The views from the top give you a big volcano summit feel with only a short hike to earn the reward. Here's a photo from my last time there:

Posted Jun 7, 2014 7:32 pm

EastKingCrowded but very worthwhile  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014


You will be hard pressed to find another mountain at 3200 feet with a better view in the northwest. This mountain reminds me of Cardigan and Monadnock in New Hampshire, crowded yet very worthwhile. BearQueen will probably heading back in September.
Posted Jun 2, 2014 9:29 pm

cafzalPleasant climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013


Fun little hike. Clear views in all directions except west.
Posted Aug 22, 2013 9:47 pm

cyffredinolslippery when wet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2013


Had plans to climb Hood today but the forecast was terrible so went to Saddle Mountain instead. Pouring rain and graupel meant I had the peak to myself. The flowers were blooming and the hike was enjoyable despite the complete absence of views. The chainlink on the trail was quite slippery but with good boots and hiking poles I had no problems.
Posted May 21, 2013 11:01 pm

bellinghamclimberFun day trip in the Coast Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2013


A nice way to spend a few hours in the coast range. Nice views of the surrounding countryside!
Posted Apr 29, 2013 2:19 pm

WOLFrisingFirst Oregon Peak  Sucess!


Fall 2009

Climbed with Kelly on a roadtrip. This was a very green and interesting hike. The trees were amazing, and combination chain-link and dirt trail was new for me. The summit view was a confusing mix of peaks, ocean, and logged forest.
Posted Jan 7, 2013 11:49 am

FletchHood Warm Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012


with friends...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 4:55 pm

Bob BurdUp Saddle Mtn Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

Bob Burd

With Adam, but no views this day. Trip Report.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 6:44 pm

Holsti97Oregon CoHP Outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012


Fun hike with interesting trees and vegetation and great views. Very cold, windy, and rainy. Fun time with CoHPers Bob Bolton, Roy Wallen, Fred Lobdell, Xander Carlson, and son Ryan.
Posted Jun 12, 2012 2:01 pm

Nick TurturaSaddle Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Nick Turtura

Quick trip up with the kid. 7yo kids have way too much energy.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 11:21 pm

mjholmesToo much Fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005


The fog rolled in just as I got to the summit, so no view to be had.
Posted Mar 12, 2012 8:20 pm

RedwicAwesome Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011


This peak has intrigued me for some time. The appearance and prominence of it sticks out like a sore thumb from southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon. Great trail, except for slipping a few times from the rain (or perhaps from exhaustion from the big weekend), and the low clouds ruined views.

This peak completed my big highpointing weekend that stretched west from Strawberry Mountain to Saddle Mountain. Seven CoHPs during the trip, 11 summits overall, and nearly 1350 miles RT.
Posted Oct 3, 2011 5:49 pm

Infected MushroomGood hike  Sucess!

Infected Mushroom

Drank some rogue beer on top
Posted Sep 18, 2011 10:28 pm

TyCPerfect Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011


Great hike and the trail was just redone. The new trail is perfectly groomed and has fencing that is along the ground all the way to the summit making sliding not a issue at all. Awesome hike.
Posted Sep 2, 2011 4:33 am

RetroGearFun Time  Sucess!


Hiked Saddle Mountain a number of times when I lived up in Astoria. One hike, during a snowy period in the winter, stands out in my memory. The photo on SummitPost is similar to snow conditions when we went up that winter. Fun times!
Posted Jan 9, 2011 11:58 pm

maxhazegreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 1992
have climbed this several times and it is always worth it
Posted Sep 29, 2010 3:56 pm

redsplashman23Gorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010


Once I got above 2400 feet it was clear. Great views of all the Cascade Volcanos.
Posted Jul 26, 2010 8:27 am

NickyPSaddle Mt.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010


My son and me. His first mountain that required some effort.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 7:46 am

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