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jdstrongRoute Climbed: Saddle Mtn Trail Date Climbed: 5/29/2005  Sucess!

jdstrong

Went with a group of friends and hit the clouds at around 2000 feet. No view, but an excellent hike.
Posted Jul 12, 2005 9:31 pm

beentheredonethatDate Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!
Weather wasn't bad when we started but had to encounter a hailstorm and torrential rains on the way up. It was completely fogged up with no views once we got up there. We actually got hit by lightening when standing on the summit, very unnerving to have the current pass through us with sparks flying around but no real harm done. Would suggest some sort of a metal conductor to be dug on the summit to avoid serious accidents like these. Wow, what a scary but exhilarating experience! Definitely plan to return under better weather conditions. Btw, we heard the same 'oomph oopmh' many times that someone else noted too, so we know we didn't imagine it..does anyone know what makes this sound?
Posted Jun 19, 2005 4:26 pm

charlatanDate Climbed: 24 January 2005  Sucess!

charlatan

Took advantage of unusually clement conditions on this balmy January afternoon. Despite clear conditions we could barely see the ocean, yet we could make out Rainier, St Helens, Hood and Jefferson.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 11:02 pm

DharmaBum1984Route Climbed: Saddle Mountain Trail Date Climbed: May 7, 2005  Sucess!

DharmaBum1984

Foggy & rainy morning hike. Fun trail, but a little crowded and over-logged for my taste...
Posted May 8, 2005 1:04 am

Meredith RoseDate Climbed: April 27, 2005  Sucess!

Meredith Rose

This is the 2nd time I have been up Saddle Mountain. The first time was almost a month ago and it was windy, freezing, and I couldn't see a thing when I got to the top. What a difference a month makes! This time it was incredibly warm and the view was great. It was still a little hazy towards the coast, but a huge improvement over last time.
Posted Apr 28, 2005 9:52 am

Karl HelserRoute Climbed: Main Trail (no short cuts!) Date Climbed: Feb. 19th 2005  Sucess!

Karl Helser

Arrived at the trailhead at 9:30 AM. Nobody else here. The sun was just coming out. The three of us summited at 10:40 AM. The crowds were slow in coming but by noon it was downright busy. Ice patches here and there. (should be gone in a couple of this type of day) Sun came out and was pretty clear. Could see the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, Rainier, ST. Helens, & Adams. I posted a few pics.
Posted Feb 19, 2005 6:43 pm

fear n loathingRoute Climbed: regular way Date Climbed: January 22, 2005  Sucess!

fear n loathing

Jogged up most of this. Shwilled some brew at the top and then ran back down. Geat view. If you encounter any "unfriendly" & unleashed animals, quickly show them the ledge. Make sure to say hi, and pet the nice ones though.
Posted Jan 31, 2005 5:09 pm

rangermikeRoute Climbed: Saddle Mtn. Trail Date Climbed: 12 January 2004  Sucess!

rangermike

Beautiful trip in tons of snow. Slush up to about 2400', then solid snow and ice to the summit. Winds at the saddle were about 35 mph, with snow and sleet. With the weather and deep snow, this little mountain felt a whole lot bigger. If you are heading up in these conditions, it won't hurt to bring your crampons. And maybe a few wands- they were a big help to me.
Posted Jan 13, 2005 11:37 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: about 1958  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

Went up here with my family back in the late 50's or early 60's and many times since. Always a great little hike and good views if you are lucky enough to have a clear day in this rainy corner of the state.
Posted Nov 28, 2004 7:04 pm

lostmanRoute Climbed: Saddle Mountain Trail Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

lostman

One of the most interesting hikes in the Coast Range - such a range of terrain and views. We encountered waterfalls on the trail itself and a decent padding of snow on the mountain top - it gave the hike a really alpine flair.
Posted Jul 7, 2004 2:01 pm

SoupRoute Climbed: Saddle Mt. Trail Date Climbed: June 8, 2004  Sucess!

Soup

I started at 7:30am and topped at 8:15, socked in fog for most of the way up. The wild flowers are still out. I saw an elk on the seven mile drive from highway 26 (scared out of it's gourd by my little truck), chipmunks, and birds up the wazzu (one of these days I'm gonna learn to identify them).



I also hiked the little point just south of of Saddle Mt. and it afforded better views due to the cloud cover above... neat rock too. Back at the car by 10:30.



I heard an unidentified "ooomb ooomb" sound in the wooded area. Weird. I heard it on Mt. Defiance too.
Posted Jun 9, 2004 10:42 am

thetathreesRe: Route Climbed: Saddle Mt. Trail Date Climbed: June 8, 2004

thetathrees

people hae already probably responded to this, but the ooomb sound was probably the mating call of the grouse :)
Posted May 31, 2006 5:41 pm

gaclandRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: April 25, 2004  Sucess!
After climbing Neah-kah-nie Mountain in the morning, we ate some lunch and headed up 53 to Saddle.



Beautiful day, lots of people coming down, we got to the top and no one was there. that's always a good feeling.
Posted May 4, 2004 6:05 pm

e.acarRoute Climbed: Saddle Mtn Trail Date Climbed: March, @8th, 04  Sucess!
Great visibility. Good hike to break in the new boots.
Posted Apr 4, 2004 10:42 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: Saddle Mountain Trail Date Climbed: January, 2003; March 24, 2004; May 17, 2004  Sucess!

cmc56789

March, 2004 - Did this hike a second time for an excuse to get out of my apartment. It hailed the whole way to the top. Above treeline the wind was blowing it sideways, which was pretty painful whenever it hit bare skin. At a couple points, I thought the wind was going to actually knock me over. I could hardly even see the lower summit from the top. About 1/3 of the way down the hail stopped and the sun almost came out a few times. Saw 6 other people on the trail.



May, 2004 - Did this a third time, on my way back from the coast. Left the parking lot at 6:55 pm and summited at 8:00. saw one party of 2 on the summit. on the way down i saw a deer and a nice sunset.
Posted Mar 24, 2004 8:14 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Febuary 21, 2003  Sucess!

Cornvallis

Nice little hike with Shelby. Interesting rock and great views if you can look past the clear cuts. Just nice to get out again after a long wet winter.
Posted Mar 3, 2004 12:42 am

annaleiserabinekRoute Climbed: Saddle Mountain Trail Date Climbed: February 21, 2004  Sucess!

annaleiserabinek

Easy hike to the top. Sullivan's book classifies it as difficult......I have difficulty in seeing where/how he makes that assumption. Anyway, we had a full parking lot and saw lots of people on the trail. The high clouds didn't prohibit our views by any means. We could see the mouth of the Columbia, Nehalem Bay, Rainier, Helens, Adams, Hood, and just the base of Jefferson. The most interesting part of the trip were the three guys from Singapore that summitted with us, basically. One of them made an interesting comment: that we Oregonians seem to use our land poorly. Hmmm...yes, it looks like its clear-cut all the way to Rainier from the summit of Saddle Mtn, but I don't think thats what he meant. Being from Singapore, I think he thinks we should build on it all, that by not using it then we must be using it poorly. ooooh....Deep thoughts. :-) Happy hiking!
Posted Feb 23, 2004 8:08 pm

farkenclimbinRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: summer 2000  Sucess!

farkenclimbin

Easy walk to the top. Great view of the Columbia River.
Posted Feb 10, 2004 8:38 pm

climberkristinRoute Climbed: Saddle Mtn Trail Date Climbed: 2001, 2002, 2003  Sucess!

climberkristin

Fun day trip to do in the AM before it gets crowded, then head to the beach! Very straightforward, have had great weather and views 3 out of 4 times I've been up there; the 4th time, we could barely see our feet! Otherwise, despite the clearcutting that dominates a lot of the views, it's a pretty fantastic peak.
Posted Sep 4, 2003 1:34 pm

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Saddle Mountain Trail Date Climbed: July 29, 2003  Sucess!

dkantola

Nice early morning weekday hike on a 100° day in the Willamette Valley. Nobody else on the trail and view stretched from the Pacific to Mt. Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, and Hood.
Posted Aug 6, 2003 7:34 pm

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