Today I saw a captivating slideshow by William Sullivan, based on his book “Oregon Favorites”. (Sullivan is best known for his “100 Hikes” series of trail guides, which are really excellent.) Sullivan has a busy year-round lecture schedule. Today’s slideshow featured one favorite place in Oregon for each month of the year, with an emphasis on places that are rarely visited. Here is the list. . .
March – The Mulino Flour Mill is not a wilderness hike, but the water-powered flour mill still functions and is interesting the visit.
April – The Badlands loop, in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness near Bend, OR
May – Cape Horn in the Columbia River Gorge
June – The Scout Camp Trail, near Crooked River Ranch, OR
July – Visit the Wallowa Mountains, near Joseph, OR. Avoid the crowded trails, and visit McCully Basin.
August – Pinnacle Ridge on the NE side of Mount Hood.
September – Jefferson Park
October – Sisters Rocks, on the Oregon coast between Port Orford and Gold Beach
November – Eight Dollar Mountain along the Illinois River.
December – rent a fire lookout tower. Sullivan recommends Warner Mountain.
January – visit Fort Hoskins Historic Park
February – ski around Broken Top, using the pass/notch near Iceberg Lake