Mount McLoughlin Climber's Log

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Ryan Burd

Ryan Burd - Jul 3, 2008 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

McLoughlin Trail  Sucess!

With Dad, below.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 3, 2008 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

McLoughlin Trail  Sucess!

With son Ryan, last of three days in Southwestern Oregon chasing county highpoints. Trip Report

RyanTaro76 - Mar 5, 2008 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2000

Best Camping Around

for small tents there are some fantastic spots about halfway up the blocky, bouldery ridge with a full view of Fish Lake, HWY 140 and the Klamath Basin. Dry, we brought 4 quarts each and had to melt snow on the way up. There is a small canal about .35 miles from te parking lot-great for foot soaking after the descent. Cabin remains on summit are flat and great picnic spot.

johnny72k - Nov 25, 2007 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

summit trail... sort of  Sucess!

followed the summit trail as best as we could. too much snow to really follow it well after about 7,000 ft. unfortunately not enough snow to really use snowshoes... I did, but trashed them on the rocks pretty well. needed them towards the top where it was snowy and icy. crap conditions.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Oct 6, 2007 9:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

First Snow...  Sucess!

Drove down from Portland the day before. I heard about the expected low temps in the low 20s so I stayed in Medford for the night. Left the trailhead at 8:00am the next morning. It was 23 deg. & clear skies. A dusting of snow at the trailhead to several inches near the summit. The summit didn't have much accumulation but did have some wind blown rime coating the summit blocks. 5-Hour round trip including 30-min at the summit. Long drive from Portland for this climb time (weather permitting) I'll plan a couple of other peaks in the area.

Adamus - Sep 19, 2007 4:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Trail  Sucess!

A fun hike with great views. Lot of people on the trail, but then it was Labor Day. Perfect weather.


YEM - Aug 20, 2007 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006

Southern Snow Slope  Sucess!

The day after Shasta, I climbed McLoughlin starting on the trail and quickly moving to the snow slope on the left of the route. It must have been a good snow year b/c this year, there wasn't any. Not a bad view for such a quick and easy climb.


calebEOC - Aug 4, 2007 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

hazy day  Sucess!

Lots of haze in the air from forest fires, but was still able to make out all 3 sisters and had a great view of shasta. Bouldering up the left hand side of the SE ridge was fun.


keema - Jul 27, 2007 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Up the East Ridge  Sucess!

Peak 2 of the 4 day trip. Started overcast but soon turned to brilliant sunshine. First one to the summit but was soon followed by three others and two more were headed up as we were returning. A busy peak.


bmwboarder7 - Jul 22, 2007 11:29 pm

Winter Trip

McLoughlin may be fairly easy in the summer, but it is another mountain in the winter. We snowshoed into one of the little lakes and stayed the night on the snow. We didn't quite make it to the top the next day because it started raining, but it was still quite the experience.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Jul 5, 2007 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Perfect day on the standard route  Sucess!

Lovely hike up the trail as "dessert" after Shasta 2 days previously.

Great views from the ridge to the summit but there are a lot of trees to get through before you get there. The views only appear in the last 350 metres of a 1,200 metre climb.

Clouds of butterflies, sun, no wind and 360° views from the summit to accompany lunch and a nap. Shasta to the south. Diamond, Thielson and S Sister to the north all in view.

4.25 Hours up and 3.5 down as we almost ran the last 3 km to keep ahead of the clouds of mozzies that were biting even through 2 layers of DEET. The only negative in an otherwise perfect day.


thundercloud - May 25, 2007 5:18 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2003

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fun in early season with snow. Started at PCT from highway for bonus coverage. "Rescued" some compass-less SOU students who got a little lost in the trees on the descent.


kwag - Apr 10, 2007 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

the usual trail  Sucess!

Fun hike. There were quiet a few bees on the summit, they were going after me and my peanut butter and jelly. Other than that, it was a great climb.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Feb 26, 2007 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2006

Clouds of Mosquitos  Sucess!

This must be what Alaska is like. Literally Clouds of Mosquitos, from the car all the way to timberline. Nice mountain, though. Sultry day. The heavens opened up on the way down and helped clean off the DEET. But lots of thunder and lightning.


donhaller3 - Feb 24, 2007 7:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1961

The usual trail  Sucess!

My Dad took my brother Lynn and I up when we were 8 and 10 respectively. I believe I complained a lot. On top, Lynn and I tried to convice ourselves we could see the Wallowas in the distance--maybe Paulina. Two falcons were circling the mountain off and on all day, the first falcons I had seen close enough to tell what they were myself. Exact day not recorded--late summer 1961. The map we had claimed the summit was almost 10,000 feet.


Wallylongridge - Feb 19, 2007 4:09 pm

Mt. McLoughlin Trail  Sucess!

The last bit of the peak was pretty steep.

highice - Feb 1, 2007 8:02 pm

solo with a dog  Sucess!

nice solo with a bivy above treeline. I picked a harder version so I could make use of both tools, while the mutt followed the ridge and met me on top.


hiway99w - Oct 22, 2006 3:06 pm

Mt. McLoughlin  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. McLoughlin with my college's outdoor program in September 1978. I remember it as being pretty easy. It was crowded, too. I almost accidentally climbed it again a couple of years later. I went out for a solo hike near Lake of the Woods and found myself on the Mt. McLoughlin trail, got lost in thought and found myself fairly high up on the mountain. I decided since I'd come this far to go for it. I was completely unprepeared for serious hiking, let alone climbing. While resting, another party came by and offered me water. I realized that I was being foolish and abandoned the attempt.


cascadetraveler - Aug 13, 2006 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

A clear view  Sucess!

I last climbed Mt Mcloughlin in late september of last year. It had stormed the day and night before. It left the mountain with a light snow cover (very nice) but limited views. I returned with an earlier date in mind and a couple of new climbing buddies.

We were rewarded with a perfect day not to warm and a lite breeze. we started at 7;15 A.M. and summited at 11:00 A.M. to a top notch view of southern oregon with The great Mt Shasta on the southern horizon.


madmallard - Aug 1, 2006 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

shasta warm-up  Sucess!

another cascade volcano to add to my bag. the trail fades out as you make the ridge. stay close to the top of the ridge to avoid the soft ash below. the views from the summit are inspiring.

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