Beautiful view from the top. I grabbed the wife and kids and headed out late. We summit at dusk and came down in the dark.
We visited Mount June after basking in the Summit Rock Meadow wildflowers. Perfect weather... we enjoyed a view of the Oregon Cascades from Mount Hood down to Mount Scott.
Hiked this four different times, three times via the MJ trail, and once, when heavy snow blocked the road, the Lost Creek trail.
I recently utilized the Hardesty/Mt June loop for a conditioning hike. As Brian has stated, it can be made into a 18 mile hike are trail run with a minumum of 4,000 ft of elevation gain. There are interesting rock formations on MT June as well as eagles rest not more than a few miles to the west. Great area to explore.
One of my first summits! A great family hike with spectacular views at the top. And despite being fairly close to Eugene, both times I've been up I/we've been the only ones on the trail.
Headed down to do some Eugene-area peakbagging and tick off June and Hardesty. Made it up to June in under an hour and enjoyed views and sunny warmth. Headed over then to Hardesty , nailed that, and on the way back, ran into a mother black bear and her cub on the west side of the meadow. They had seen or heard me and within a few seconds wandered into the woods although it was near where I had to go on the return trail. I did a lot of yelling and singing and banging of trekking poles on the way back. Fun area.