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Pamelia Lake and Grizzly Peak, Mt Jefferson Wilderness - Oregon, United States

by was  
with a Garmin Edge 305
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Took a day off to do an early season hike in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. 
The trail to Pamelia Lake is an easy hike through some magnificent old-growth forest. Hiking through a wide morain, evidence of glaciation is everywhere. Moss covers everything. Trees are immense. 

Beyond the lake, we hiked up Grizzly peak. The hiking is more challenging. High water made the usual stream crossing impossible, but after some hunting we did find a downed tree that got us across easily. We encountered snow above about 5000 feet so didn't make it to the Summit. 

Opposing view of Jefferson from the peak is spectacular, but due to clouds we didn't get a chance to see the whole mountain. 

Apologies for the lousy track quality.  For some reason the early part of the track got erased by my Garmin. I'll try to fill it in later. 
Be sure to apply for permits early. They are required for entry and can be got from the Detroit Ranger Station 503-854-3366. 
This particular day - early season and a Friday, we were the only people on the trail. 

Oregon, Jefferson Wilderness, Santiam, Sisters, Pamelia
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Comments (3)
I will try to take this trip soon!

Thanks fom Cologne, Germany.
by CBK on Sep 19, 2013
Great Job! I did the hike yesterday (July 24th). The downed tree is just a few metters back. There was just a bit of snow on the trail in the last half km.
by jjpaino on Jul 26, 2011
Great write up. Nice pictures.
by JMilesMiller on Mar 03, 2011
Trip Info
by was
June 11, 2010
Trip Location: Marion Forks, Oregon, United States
Length: 10.2 miles
Duration: 4 hours
Activity: Hiking
Trip viewed 6,711 times
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