February 23, 2013 · 8:00 AM
This is a fairly easy hike with great views. It's 4 miles round trip with a 1000 feet of elevation gain to the viewing area. If it's a clear day Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Broken Top, and Three Sisters can be seen. We will arrange carpooling for everyone who shows up at 8 am.The plan is to go up to the Santiam pass, park at the Potato Hill sno-park, and begin hiking up Jack Pine road.
I plan to stop at the Maxwell sno-park for a bathroom break about 2 miles before the Potato Hill sno-park. On the way home we can stop to eat at Sierra, a great Mexican food restaurant. Their address & phone is as follows:
Sierra Mexican Restaurant
302 Oregon 22 Gates, OR 97346
I ask for a $1 donation towards the website fees.
Carpooling is wonderful! Thank you drivers. Winco to the sno-park is 80 miles, so at 7 cents per mile a $11 donation to the drivers would be great. Thanks you!