9.5 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
Actual mileage 9.3 miles, elevation 1588ft
Although the Portland area was burning up with temperatures in the mid-90's, the temps on the snowfields going towards Jefferson Park were in the 70's! We weren't prepared for so much snow and such slow progress and ended up turning around before reaching the ridge that overlooked Jefferson Park. Many people were on the PCT and we met with "Happy Plate" that was trying to hike all of Oregon and Washington. We also met "Plant" who started on the Mexican border, and was hiking about 30 miles/day. The views from the PCT north of NF4220 were spectacular at several locations!
Beware of road NF-4220 as, in my opinion, this road is worse than going to Silver Star Mt.! It took us 45minutes to travel the approx. 6 miles to Clackamas River Hwy!
The mosquitos and biting flies were a nuisance today!