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KLW
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February 25th, 2016 Mt. Mcloughlin corn harvest
« on: 02/26/16, 03:02 PM »

We skied Mt Mcloughlin on Thursday getting  a couple thousand ft of almost perfect corn as a reward for our slog. There are so many good lines up there we had trouble deciding which one we wanted to take!

We enjoyed some very manageable slush lower down and soft crud in the trees all the way back to the highway. We had so much fun we failed to traverse back towards the snopark early enough and we ended up popping out of the woods about a mile down the highway. Big thanks to Jeremy for stopping to give us a lift back to my truck!



The upper N bowl from the approach. Steep and still holding powder from the last system! Next time maybe?  Smiley



A brief pause to layer up on the summit ridge.



"We might as well both touch the top since we're up here"



South side corn!



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Re: February 25th, 2016 Mt. Mcloughlin corn harvest
« Reply #1 on: 02/27/16, 05:31 PM »

Oregon?
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Re: February 25th, 2016 Mt. Mcloughlin corn harvest
« Reply #2 on: 02/27/16, 06:42 PM »

Sounds like you did not go into 4 mile lake and approach from the east? Any idea if that road is open to the lake yet?
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Re: February 25th, 2016 Mt. Mcloughlin corn harvest
« Reply #3 on: 02/27/16, 07:40 PM »

Oregon?

Almost California  Wink

http://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=42.44486,-122.3153&z=14&b=t



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Sounds like you did not go into 4 mile lake and approach from the east? Any idea if that road is open to the lake yet?

We did approach by skinning up the road to the summer TH. Not having done it before we decided a couple miles of road skinning was better than stumbling around in the bushes. Next time we'll be heading straight up from the snopark as the forest down lower would be no problem with the coverage we had.

There was a solid 3ft (at least) of snow on the road at the snopark and I'd guess it'll be weeks before that road is open to the lake. Tons of fresh blowdown on the road that we skinned over and around so it'll take a couple days of work just to clear it once the snow melts.

The TH for the east ridge trail. 2.5 miles from the highway.



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Re: February 25th, 2016 Mt. Mcloughlin corn harvest
« Reply #4 on: 02/28/16, 08:31 PM »

Excellent corn harvest! I have cousins in Medford, and that sweet mountain is the nicest view looking east. Hope spring stays relatively cool; maybe I'll catch up with you in May!!!
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Re: February 25th, 2016 Mt. Mcloughlin corn harvest
« Reply #5 on: 02/29/16, 09:48 PM »

Very nice, brings back memories, I lived in Eugene 2012-2013 and did this fine mountain twice. Both times I went from the snow park and just headed up through the woods, using GPS on my phone to check progress in approximate correct direction, aiming for the main ridge that leads to the summit. No need to wait for the road to fourmie lake to open. Both times I failed to traverse back to the snow park, the second time I knew it was a not really worth it so it hit the highway 1.5miles back. IMO, head straight down to the wighway and hitch hike back or hike along the highway.


Love that mountain, big and imposing but nothing technical.  The forest on the lower slopes had soem lovely old growth, once I stumbled across an old giant with huge girth. Also interesting lava flows  down low that were hard to stumble over in ski boots.

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