Southern Oregon to the Washington border, this section is the shortest to walk. Cascade Range continues the volcanic landscape, to the highest point in Oregon which is surprisingly an unnamed saddle (2300m) north of Mount Thielsen. Other volcanoes include Mount Mazama, Mount Washington, Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood.
We intend to climb the rim of Crater Lake for spectacular views of this magnificent lake. Glacier laden Mount Hood is Oregon’s largest and most active volcano. Heavy rainfall produces dense, forests dominated by Douglas, silver and noble fir.
Animals include squirrels, beaver, deer and elk. While we should spot nutcrackers feeding on pine nuts and grouse foragagin on the ground.
This 550mile section of the PCT should take around 30 days of walking.