Category Archives: Hiking

Travel using feet – hands may be used with hiking poles for balance or uphill travel.

North Star Peak, December 2019

I first saw North Star Peak from the summit of Forest Hill, the highpoint of the Little Rincon Mountains, last March. It appeared to be an interesting peak and worth a visit. So I was eager to join other Southern … Continue reading

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Arizona Lookout Towers, November 2019

In November I visited four lookout towers located on Arizona peaks of interest to me. The autumn had been dry so far, but I expected winter rain and snow to arrive soon and I wanted to visit the peaks before … Continue reading

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Mickey Butte, Oregon, September 2019

On Saturday, September 21, I drove to Mickey Hot Springs, just north of the Alvord Desert east of Steens Mountain. Mickey Butte has only 6294 feet of elevation, but is the 80th most prominent peak in Oregon with 1934 feet … Continue reading

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Cougar Pond Southeast Peak, Oregon, August 2019

On Friday, August 23, Linda and I drove up Pine Creek Road on the east side of the Elkhorn Mountains of northeast Oregon. My intent was to hike Cougar Pond Southeast Peak, an unofficially named peak in the nearby Elkhorn … Continue reading

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