This peak was not on my weekend itinerary. I was more focused on CoHPs and CoGPPs. But after a friend in Medford mentioned Mount Scott, and then *numerous* people I passed on Mount Thielsen mentioned Mount Scott, and then finally meeting two PCT section-hikers from Portland (Lisa Jo & Del) who offered to pay the national park entrance fee in exchange for me giving them a ride for ~15 miles... I soon found myself heading to Mount Scott.
There were several very small patches of snow remaining on the trail, but nothing to be concerned with. Very hot day. Great views from the summit.
This was the fifth of seven Top 100 peaks I summited in Oregon during a 3-1/2 day timeframe.
The hike took 52 minutes from the base of the trail to the peak. Great hike and a nice peak. The lookout on top has a great view of the lake and of the landscape to the East of the peak.
Nice easy hike. Took me 50 min. round trip. the sign said it usually takes 3.5 hours?
No dogs allowed on the trail; and it is enforced. So our group of four (plus the dog) split into twos and climbed while the others drove around the rim. Nice sunny day.
Was itching to do this one. Gorgeous views.