Scott Mountain

September 29, 1991

This has always been one of my favorite hikes. We began walking at Scott Lake and headed northeast to Hand Lake, and then northwest up the Hand Lake Trail until we were north of Scott Mountain. The steep hike up the north side of Scott Mountain is over an old trail which hasn’t been maintained in over 40 years. The trail is overgrown and would be impossible to follow if it weren’t for the old slash marks on the trees. Half-way up the mountain there is an impressive cliff with a pile of large boulders at the base. On top of the cliff there is a small lake and a very fine view to the north all the way to Mt. Hood. We ate lunch before we continued to the top of Scott Mountain. The day was surprisingly warm and we should have brought more drinking water. We walked down to the parking area by way of Tenas Lakes. Our group of four consisted of Gary Marx, Maggy Gontrum, Barbara Schultz, and leader Dave Predeek.

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