Chucksney Mountain

August 26, 1995

Four of us were on the hike to Chucksney Mountain. We had beautiful weather. The lunch stop at the top of Chucksney provided an outstanding view, that included the Three Sisters (to the east), and Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. Approximately nine miles of this 10.5-mile loop is along shaded trails. Leaving Chucksney’s 5,600-ft. top there are about one-and-a-half miles of open meadows. These have knee-high grasses and a large number of flowers. Then there is a rather steep, continuous three-mile return. We took the driving approach through Blue River and past Cougar Reservoir. Bill Sullivan’s book mentions the trail-head to be at the far end of the campground. We found it at the near end, right side of, Road 19. We drove back to Eugene through Westfir and found that this route is approximately six miles shorter than the Blue River one. The two routes make an interesting drive. Hikers were Donald Higgins, Dick Hildreth, Rick Strom and leader Ben Jefies.

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