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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

gregliefAvoid weekends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


My girlfriend and I visited for the wildflowers and the views, and were not disappointed on either count. We were less thrilled with the third element of the equation... lots of other visitors. Next time we will visit on a weekday.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 8:08 pm

beaudaddy85Re: Too crowded


You must have been up there the weekend of the tragedy.
Posted May 30, 2010 3:15 pm

beaudaddy85Yikes!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2010


Epic Fog, super windy and raining sideways. After standing on the summit, I hid behind a boulder below the summit in hopes of the storm to pass. No success, so no views... First one up in the morning, hung out for 30 minutes at the boulder seeing no people. Passed over 50 on the way down... Yikes... Muddy trail, cool rock formations.... Lots of great flowers...
Posted May 30, 2010 3:11 pm

Luke MorrisToo crowded
Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

Luke Morris

didn't make it too windy and rainy
Posted May 25, 2010 1:34 pm

BombchaserEsay with Nice Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010


This was an easy hike. Very busy trail with lots of people. There are a few trees across trail, but easy to get around. Lots of wire placed on trail to hold it together. Was only 4.5 miles round trip. Weather was sunny, windy and mild.
Posted Feb 20, 2010 10:45 pm

FlandersSince when was chain link  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


Part of a "natural" landscape. Felt more like climbing a broken down escalator at the mall, with guard rails at the summit. Worked up a good sweat going up.
Posted Aug 29, 2009 9:58 pm

LunadogOuch!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


Climbed with my Dad and Flanders. The stupid metal fenced-in rock they now have on the trail hurts my feet. It is really heinous now. Don't think I want to do this one again. They are probably doing it for erosion control but it really is ugly and hurts a pup's feet. Still, made it to the top and saw the ocean. Lots of dogs on the trail today. A weird boxer who was all hyper, a bunch of dachsunds who were ok, a cool black and white mutt like me who was cool too and a tan ridgeback who was neat. Got lots of petting too from people, especially a couple of young chicks in black leather. Weird crowd there and the trailhead smelled like Rainier Beer. Yuck.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 7:43 pm

ericwillhiteTrail time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2000


Really enjoyed the trail and my wife closed a real estate deal on the summit. Pictures and map of route at
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:57 am

zmpattoncrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2009
We made the mistake of doing this one on a weekend, so it was a bit overcrowded, but that didn't detract too much from the great views.
Posted May 19, 2009 2:53 pm

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