This was a trip including Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Polk, Lincoln, Coos, Curry, and Benton counties.
Second the notion that Hoffman is probably the better option for the drive. (Googlemaps routes you via Hoffman, FWIW.)
Did not see anyone on the road after the last house. The bushwhack was less than pleasant in the soaking vegetation but I made it.
Little remarkable besides.
Super short hike mostly on road, views were pretty limited by the trees and brush but Mount Hood was visible. The dogs at Bacona were very persistent in chasing my vehicle. Used Hoffman and then Lawrence Road from highway 47 to get to NW Bacona Rd, less distance on dirt that way.
Hiked up with Marc Alifanz. Pretty much a crappy bushwhack to the top. Did Rogers Peak earlier in the day.
A wet stomp through the brush
I was putting my boots on when a local came to see if I was lost or needed assistance. I told him I was after the county highpoint and he said he had lived there all his life and no one ever mentioned the county highpoint before.
The highpoint was covered in snow and not very exciting.
Long Mtn is pretty boring frankly.
My wife and I did the bushwhack to get to the high point. She was less than impressed with what this one offered. Fortunately we found a good animal path on the way back down to the road. Yes, only a county highpointer would go after this one.
This was my second-to-last peak during a big 1350-mile RT excursion to do multiple Oregon CoHPs and CoGPPs during one weekend. The drive is more "long" than the mountain. Not a very exciting peak, although there are some decent views through the trees and past clearcut areas. This was my 101st USA CoHP.