Overlook Mountain is a Fabulous Hike

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

Overlook Mountain has Stunning Cascade Views

With views from Mount Adams in the north to Diamond Peak in the south, the stunning panorama of much of the Cascade mountain range is truly breathtaking from the top of Overlook Mt. 

On Saturday, May 9, 2020 we took the 7 mile loop from the parking lot off Canyon Creek Road and hiked up through old growth forest to the top of Overlook Mt, stopping along the way to check out the interesting ruins of the Mother Load Mine (cinnabar used to make mercury) before climbing the 1535 feet it takes to reach the summit. During the hike we had to cross snow fields regularly, getting both our feet and lower legs wet in the soft snow. But we saw some beautiful views of the Ochocos as we climbed and enjoyed seeing many early wildflowers with no one else around us on the trail.

At the summit, we enjoyed both the view and meeting several other hikers who had come up the short route which we took down. Prior to reaching our car, we took the side trip to tour the ghost village of Independent Mine, with its abandoned buildings slowly  falling apart.

It was a wonderful experience and very worth while for anyone who attempts the climb.

Original blog can be read at Bend Premier Real Estate.

 

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  1. Brian England 05/12/2020 10:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Lynnea:

It sounds like a great hike and those views are really amazing. Thanks for sharing some wonderful photos of your trek.

Jeff

May 11, 2020 04:19 PM #1
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS . Since we really can't travel very far, we are discovering a lot of local hikes we have never taken.  It is what we are looking forward to each weekend. 

May 11, 2020 04:44 PM #2
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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This looks like a place that I definitely need to visit in the future!  I went on a nice hike myself yesterday!

May 12, 2020 07:41 AM #3
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
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Stunning views! Thank you for sharing your hike with us. 

May 12, 2020 08:53 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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You are lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of our country.

May 12, 2020 11:20 AM #5
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Lynnea Miller
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Hi Roy Kelley . We love Central Oregon with its beauty and outdoor lifestyle.

May 12, 2020 02:55 PM #6
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I haven't walked this trail since I was a teenager and your pictures took me back to that very day. Thank you...

Happy Wednesday Lynnea Miller 

May 13, 2020 07:19 AM #7
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Overlook Mountain has ahhhhh-mazing views that go on forever Lynnea! WOW!

Jul 09, 2020 06:48 PM #8
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