hiked up from the Fire Lookout, which we rented for the night.
Bagged this one right after Crane earlier in the day. Parked at the South Fork Crook Creek trailhead and climbed east to fence pass then south along the sawtooth ridge line. The terrain was steep but the country was beautiful. Lots of unique wildflowers! The closer we, Dude (black lab) and myself, got to the summit the windier it got. My estimate is 30 to 40 mph sustained winds. Fantastic views from the top. The plan was to hike over to Drake but it was getting late so I bailed. Next trip.
Bagged this one with Drake Peak, pretty area.
Parked just above the trees and walked the remaining distance to the top. I climbed Drake and Twelevemile from the top of Light Peak, so in reality I climbed Light Peak three times from three different directions.
After bagging Drake, peak number 2 of the day. Just walked up the road from the East. Great summit. Nice an flat on top.
Parked at treeline just as the road narrows, about one mile short of Light Peak. Hiked over Light Peak on way to Drake Peak then reversed the route back to car. Clear skies, calm air, excellent views. Joined by my canine, Rudi.
My wife and I drove to within a half mile of the summit of this one and made camp in a lovely spot that is on the opposite side of the lookout peak. I then walked to the top of Light peak from our campsite on my way to do Drake peak. One oddity was that there is a benchmark on top of Light Peak that is stamped "Drake". Made me wonder if Light Peak was originally named Drake at one time. ??
Hiked from Drake Peak summit, pretty hazy but could still make out Shasta and Steens Mt.
Dorve right over the top of Light Peak and down the east ridge in order to climb the west ridge of Drake Peak from the saddle. It's a steep descent in a vehicle, and one may come close to regretting the descent when the ascent becomes necessary. I did make it back to the top in 4WD high-range, so I still had low-range in reserve.
Parked on summit of Light Peak to traverse to summit of Twelvemile Peak. Then ascended north ridge from Twelvemile to get back to car. Never saw a soul all day. Gotta love eastern Oregon.