Prairie Mountain (OR) Climber's Log

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Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Oct 8, 2015 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2015

Nice Fall Hike  Sucess!

The gate was open, but I parked at the quarry and hiked the roads to the east and west summits. There were some high clouds but it was otherwise sunny and warm and it was an ideal day for hiking in the Coast Range. Saw no other hikers and only one car on the route in and out from the north.


coltonpalmer - Jun 29, 2013 5:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Nice view!  Sucess!

Clear day gives great view.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 5, 2012 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2012

Quickie  Sucess!

Short hike but pretty view.


Lunadog - Jul 6, 2010 2:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

uh-huh  Sucess!

Yup, yup, a drizzly summit for this pup.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jun 21, 2010 12:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

soupy  Sucess!

With Luna. Parked at the gate even though it was open. Figured it was kinda sad to summit via vehicle. No views, rainy, lots of buildings up there. Some neat rainy, dewy spider webs though. Summit #1 of Father's Day.


calebEOC - Jun 13, 2010 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

2nd of 3  Sucess!

Drove almost to summit, looked like the gate had been shot open with a firearm. This was the 2nd of three P2K's my brother and I did this day with Roman Nose being next. Was able to see Rainier, it was around 200 miles away.


FarNorCal - Feb 25, 2010 12:18 am

Good times  Sucess!

Wow, kind of new to SP and getting nystalgic. Used to live on Hwy. 36 at Poodle Creek Road. Made many hikes to Prairie Mountain.


ericnoel - Mar 29, 2009 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2009

Hooray for Open Gates  Sucess!

An open gate and modest amounts of snow meant that we were able to drive more or less to the top of this mtn. Which is a good thing because the wind was blowing rain horizontally over the summit ridge.


BSPclimber - Oct 14, 2008 11:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

On Bike  Sucess!

Parked near the gate even though it was open. Walked my bike up the first half mile or so, then it leveled out some and was able to ride the rest of the way to the east summit. After finding the high spot, rode over to the west summit. Found the highest spot there as well. According to my GPS, the west summit is 3460 feet while the east is only 3425 feet. The highspot on the west was just east of the platform, the platform being at 3455 feet. Nice views over to Grass Mt. and Marys Peak, and you can even see The Sisters from the road up. 20 minutes to the first high spot, 10 minutes over to the second one. 8 minutes to the car from there.


Dundeel - Oct 12, 2008 11:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

Prairie Snowshoe  Sucess!

I was stopped by snow on the road about a mile before Gunsight Pass, so I decided to snowshoe up the "5J" line on the north side. 5J is a buried cableway and is maintained for minimal service access. The summit was deep in snow but visibility was unlimitted and the sun was shining brightly.


Dean - Oct 12, 2008 9:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Escape to the outside  Sucess!

With my 8 year old grandson, and son in law, this was the first of two Oregon prominence peaks we wanted on this day. The other was Grass mountain to the north. We found an open gate so we drove most of what we needed to hike but still had time to stretch our legs. We saved most of our energy for the six mile hike upcoming on Grass Mtn. One note is that my daughter was in a Portland hospital after undergoing surgery for a cancer and she had suggested to me that I should get her husband and son "out" of there and take them for a hike which is what led us to do both Prairie and Grass Mtn's on the same day. We didn't expect the gate to be open on Prairie but since it was, that allowed us to also do Grass Mtn, a six mile hike a bit later in the day.

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