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Larch Mountain

Nice old-growth.


Larch Mountain has been sitting up there for a long time and I’ve only ever been there a few times. I’ve probably ridden my bike there more often that I’ve driven, and that doesn’t allow a lot of exploring. Well, let me tell you, there is some spectacular old-growth up there at the headwaters of Multnomah Creek and it’s definitely worth the visit.

Just as I was thinking we were in prime spotted owl habitat, we heard a barred owl. Barred owls are more aggressive and usually displace spotted owls, so while hearing owls is pretty cool, this one wasn’t.

There is a different loop option to the east which I’d like to do just before they close the road or just after they open it.

2015-10-06 14.45.44-1693

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2015-10-06-14.51.59-1737-pano


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  • 7.0 mi
    Distance
  • 3 hrs 8 min
    Moving Time
  • 3 hrs 55 min
    Total Time
  • 2.2 mph
    Moving Speed
  • 1.8 mph
    Avg Speed
  • 33:45 min/mi
    Pace
  • 46 min
    Stopped Time
  • 1223 ft
    Ascent
  • 1360 ft

    Descent


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