July 16, 2005
Seven of us went up to the Bull of the Woods Wilderness to see what
the hike to Battle Ax Mountain was like.
The road in is so bad that we parked our cars 1.4 miles from the
trailhead and walked the rest of the way.
This made it a 8.4 mile hike with about 1650 feet of elevation gain.
There were many wildflowers to enjoy going up the drier south side and
coming back the wetter, more densely forested east side.
Battle Ax used to have a fire lookout on top, so it isnít surprising
that the view from the top is excellent.
We could see from Mt. Hood to the Sisters, with Mt. Jefferson dominating
the nearer vistas.
We all agreed that this hike is well worth the long drive.
on this trip which the Obsidians have rarely done.