Friday, August 26, 2005

Huckleberry Mtn Fire Lookout

At 5,549' this is a spectacular site for both 360-deg vistas of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, but a great QRP operating site. This Fire Lookout is located north of Oak Ridge and most of the road is paved then well graded gravel for the remainder. The directions can be obtuse and the signage not easy. It is best to get a copy of printed directions from the Forest Service office about 1 mile west of Oak Ridge proper. If the tower is manned, the gate will be open to the top parking area; otherwise it's about 3/4-mile hike into the site. On a clear day, the views are spectacular in all directions. It is one of the highest sites in this general area.

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