Three McLoughlins attain the summit of Mt. McLoughlin.
Have any other McLoughlins climbed this mountain?
It was a bright, sunny day, although the view from the top was somewhat reduced by the smoke of the tragic, record-setting forest fires that were burning during the summer.
5 people total on route this day.
Nice climb, somewhat strenuous just below the summit where the trail winds through lava flows. Great view of Mt. Shasta to the south.
Perfect weather - sunny, clear, low wind. Messed up on the descent by taking the scree field down (very seductive - nice quick going - easy on the legs) instead of doubling back along the ascent ridge (they actually warn you of this on the national forest web site). Had to boulder hop to get back to the trail - dog needed to be carried after she fell in between boulders and got freaked out a bit. Fell down with the dog on my back - she freaked out even more.
Very nice day trip to the summit! Round-trip took about 7 hours to complete, including an hour stay at the summit. Could see Mt Shasta to the south and Mt Thielsen to the north! Great trip experience; well worth the effort!
A decent day hike/summit. Took me about 3 hours up and 2 back down. Nice views of Mt. Shasta (although my pictures don't show it well).