Fastest bushwhack ascent ever, trying to keep away from the swarming devil bugs. Not a particularly enjoyable climb until hitting the ridge where the views opened up.
Started from Hot Springs Campground with Dude (black lab) and hiked along the road to Barnhardi cabin. Got bored of the road hike and spotted a moderately steep assent to the plateau. Set off trail west of the cabin along a west tending slope (through the thick sage brush) to the top of a small creek, followed the contour north around the head of the creek, went straight up to a groove of mountain mahogany trees, then north northeast to a dry drainage, and finally due north to the plateau about 1.5 miles from the summit. Hiked cross country along the plateau edge, passed the head of Degarmo Canyon and directly up to the summit. On the way back scrambled straight down the mountain to the jeep track and back to the truck. Great adventure!
Beautiful oasis in the middle of Hell, oops, I mean South East Oregon. Needless to say I bagged this one after Pueblo, Beatys, and Blue. So, needless to say to greenery was a refreshing change. Long road hike into the mountain, but worth it.
Early morning hike from the Hot Springs Camp/TH. Beautiful sunrise and excellent views.
Caught this one, after Pueblo, late in the day. It is a long walk up from the Hot Springs. Further, the brush is high when passing up from the saddle on Barnhardt Road. Use the gully for an easier accent. We tapped both summits just to make sure, as we really couldn't tell which one was higher (even though we knew because of the map).
Fun traverse and a good end to a long trip through SE Oregon before heading back for the night to Klamath Falls. Until next time SE Oregon.
My wife Linda, our canine Rudi, and I parked just before the last stream crossing before the Skyline Trail/Guano Creek junction on Barnhardy Road. We traversed through thick sagebrush to the second draw north of the summit and hiked straight up there, then traversed the ridge to the summit. We descended the same draw but took a more direct route from there to the Barnhardy Road and followed it back to the vehicle.
Second time up on hart mountain this year, first time up to the summit of warner peak. Quite a bit of snow on mountain still, and fairly windy. Parked at Garibaldi cabin and took direct route to summit.
Picked this one off on my way to California. Drove to the saddle just east of the summit and hiked from there. Beautiful day and enjoyable but short hike.
Drove to base of east face on 'Skyline Drive'. Took 1 hour 30 minutes to reach summit. Ascended 1st gulley on right (N), but descended next gulley to N which was way easier. Climbed with Kyle and Rico (10 years old).
Hiked from Hot Springs up to the crest in May 2003. I didn't summit, mainly because I didn't know where the main summit was. Quite cold. I slept out and woke up at four in the morning with three inches of snow on my bag. The hot springs were a godsend!
I followed the road on a cold day. It was spitting snow and lots of antelope were around.
I drove down from Portland overnight and did this early in the morning. Very neat area with lots of wildlife. It took about four and a half hours round trip. I was nearly eaten alive by mosquitos. The only break I got from them was on the windy summit, where I was treated to some nice views of the surrounding area. Aftre this one, I drove to the Granite Mountain TH and got some much needed sleep.
6 hours RT, 4 up and 2 down. Mud was the big slow down but once I finally got on the mountain itself, it was a nice cross country ramble. Great views but I didn't linger long due to the threatening (think lightning) weather.