Easy drive to the trailhead in a 2WD sedan, short but beautiful hike that, near the end, starts to feel like you're climbing a "real" mountain...and then you suddenly leave the forest and have Howlock and Thielsen looming over you, and Crater Lake, the Sisters, Bailey, etc. in the distance. Would be a fun dayhike by itself, but tack on Howlock for an amazing day of incredible views.
This is a great hike and fantastic views from the summit. The Tipsoo Trail is well maintained and goes right to the summit. Incredible views of Howlock and Thielsen.
On my way over to Howlock Mountain and Thielsen East Peak, but didn't make it to the latter. It was fun to scramble the Sawtooth Ridge. TR here: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/642509/The-Holly-Sawtooth.html
Climbed this peak as a stop along the way to the Thielsen trail from the PCT around Thielsen creek. Great to get a view of Thielsen before you climb it. Easy walk up, recommended addition if you are climbing or hiking in the area.
climbed this with an ex, thought the view of Thielsen were stupendous.
A great vantage point of the Sawtooth ridge and Mt Thielson. I did this as one of the many Obsidian club hikes back in the nineties.
Hike-a-biked and rode up this very smooth trail. Rode about a mile of it. Very cool summit with great views of Howlock, Thielsen, Bailey and to the mountains to the north. The ride down was awesome, best one i've ever had off a mountain. 1:08 up, 12 minutes, 30 seconds down. The only way to fly!
Pretty easy walkup, but was really just a bump along the way to Howlock Mountain my primary goal for the day. Great red cindery summit.
The switchbacks on this trail make the climb very easy. The view is what make the hike so great. We had a nice sunny day with no one else on the mountain. Now I have to go back to climb Mount Thielsen and Howlock Mountain.
What a nice surprise this peak was and a great day for a short trek, too. After summiting, we went south, cross country, in an attempt to get to Howlock but the four foot deep snowpack foiled our endevour.
Lost the trail under snow after less than a mile, so I just headed uphill through deep soft snow. Excellent views of the Sawtooth Ridge, Howlock, and Thielsen. A few hip deep post holes made it a bit more interesting. Lots of skeeters in the early season. Nice little peak.
Easiest 6 miles in all of Oregon!
Fun easy hike with my friend, Brian, as the capper to our annual weeklong trip. Nice views up top but also lots of annoying flies and bees. Descended back to the meadow for lunch.