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Karl HelserGreat snowshoe trip...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008

Karl Helser

I always love this climb, although this is the first time I'd done it in the winter...on snowshoes. It started out with 4" of new powder at the trailhead. The temp was 28 deg (perfect). The trail hasn’t been cleaned since before the last few storms, which have been monsters...We spent a lot of time cleaning snow loaded branches above us so as not to be buried alive. Once we got out of the forest we had a short break in the clouds exposing the sun. Felt good...although once I reached the saddle the wind howled and ice pellets blew sideways depositing into deep snowdrifts. The summit was socked in offering no views. Was back to the truck in about an hour.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 9:38 pm

mkpatrickSaddle Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2006


Cant remember the exact day, beautiful early Decemeber day with recent snow on the mountain.
Posted Nov 6, 2007 3:39 am

KMMDayton High School Outdoor Club  Sucess!


It's a tradition for the DHS Outdoor club to summit the elusive SADDLE Mtn!!! Great Hike! did a bit of climbing on the Basalt Dike off the trail. Lose and not really great but fun!
Posted Oct 7, 2007 1:17 am

YEMSaddle Mountain  Sucess!


One of my first hikes after moving to Oregon. An easy trail leads to a sweet view of the coast. Just before the summit, there is a cool ridge on the right that leads to a quiet spot with trees. A good place to get away from the crowds.
Posted Aug 22, 2007 1:30 am

wrassleman07saddle mtn  Sucess!


quite easy, very enjoyable for local climb. highest pt in the area, so there is much to see. have climbed this at different times of the day, and different times of the year, was great climb
Posted Aug 15, 2007 11:21 pm

jclementsSouth Face Indirect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007


With my 5 y.o. 40 lb handicap (piggybacking). Great training!
Posted Jul 25, 2007 10:08 pm

StansburyRainy, very rainy.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


This was a great hike with stunning views even with bad weather that day. Much credit is due to the crew maintaining this trail in spite of fallen trees, washouts, and heavy coastal precipitation. Worth doing again and again!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 9:44 pm

bmwboarder7Good Sunsets  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2007


I've climbed this one a few times, and the weather can be everything from down right gorgeous to icy and windy. A fun way to climb is to go up in the early morning before it is light, and then watch everything lighten up from the top. Sunsets are also pretty impressive on a clear day, or even partly cloudy day.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 11:40 pm

donhaller3Trail open  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


See comment.
Posted Jul 17, 2007 2:31 pm

WoundedKneeNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2007


Some views to the east, but no views of the Cascade volcanos on this cloudy day. Good way to stretch my legs after the transcontinental flight.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 2:07 am

hiway99wSaddle Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007


I can't seem to get the weather to cooperate for any of my hikes this year. It was a foggy day and there was no view to be seen from the summit. The terrain above tree line is interesting, however, and at least it didn't rain.
Posted May 13, 2007 1:28 am

ericnoelSaddle Mtn Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2007


Started in fog and ended in rain but still had a nice time.
Posted Mar 31, 2007 11:04 pm

donhaller3Saddle Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2001


This was a date when i walked up with my brother and his wife and kids. I think the total number of trips is somewhere between 10 and 15 since 1977. Have never walked over to the other summit or walked up in the snow. Yet.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 6:03 am

BSPclimberSaddle Mtn trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2001


Went with my (then) 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter. Very foggy on the summit.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 4:48 am

keemaWith my Daughter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


Had wonderfull hike with my wife and daughter. I had heard the views were great from the summit, but alas we left early and it was foggy. Still was neat to see my 8 year old enjoy the hike. And wouldn't you know it, as we got down into the trees, the fog lifted.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 2:17 am

lildancerSaddle Mtn. trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


This was my second county high point with my dad. Mom went most of the way but not clear to the top. It was a fun hike.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 2:12 am

mountaingazelleSaddle Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2006


Drove to trailhead early in the morning. It was cloudy but I could still see Saddle Mountain above. It was a good hike up to the saddle where it was really windy. The summit was calm as the clouds went over the mountains. I hiked to the overlook on the way back which had a great view of the peak.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 6:55 pm

thetathreesBusy Memorial Day on the trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006


Tons o' people, and dogs...and millions of wildflowers!
Posted May 31, 2006 5:39 pm

Mr. ClamRoute Climbed: Off and on the trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Mr. Clam

We followed the trail until we reached a pinnacle about a mile from the trail head, after climbing the pinnacle (easy 3rd class) we headed up semi steep chute to the right. It cut off about a mile of boring trail and replaced it with some fun scrambling. From there we connected with the trail and followed it to the summit. On the way back we went up what was either a false summit or a differnent mountain that had onions growing at the summit. We did some free climbing and scrambling around there and found our way back to the trail just as it was getting dark. A fun mountain with plenty of good rock for playing on.
Posted May 14, 2006 11:53 pm

calebEOCSaddle Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006


Great hike, lots of snow on top although it was nice and packed for the hike up. Headed down early in the afternoon, by which time the snow really started to melt meaning it was a pretty wet haul down, with snowmelt raining off the trees and streams running down the trail in areas.

If anyone is looking at doing this peak while there is snow on it, I would recommend doing it early in the morning before trail conditions get too sloppy.

BTW oomb oomb / ooomph ooomph sound is grouse. Verified this up on table rock. Not sure what type of grouse it was, but thats definitely what it was. I have heard grouse making a similar noise down around Burns also.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 1:45 am

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