Date and time

Saturday, Sept 21. Walla Walla—Carpool 8:50, leave 9 am. Hike 11-3. Return 5 pm

Name of hike 

Oregon Butte  (Dayton WA)

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Hike description  

This is one my favorite hikes in the Blues.  The trail USFS # 3113 ends at Oregon Butte Look-out.  You are rewarded with spectacular views of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness with the Wallowa Mountains and the Seven Devils on the southern and eastern skylines.  We may catch the end of the huckleberry season.  The trail is mostly in pine and fir forest cover.

Leader

Greg Brown, greglindabrown@gmail.com, 509-386-7864

Time and distance

3 miles to the Oregon Butte, 6 mile round trip.  3-4 hours on the trail with breaks.

Difficulty  

5 Moderate.  The first mile is a steady climb.  The trail is generally compacted soil.  It can be muddy after a rain.

Dogs welcome?

Yes

Start location  

To car pool from Walla Walla, meet at 8:50 am below the tall Staples sign in the Cascade Farm & Outdoor parking lot on 598 N Wilbur Ave across from McCurley Toyota. Leave at 9:00 am.

Directions

Take the Eckler Mountain Road from Dayton, WA. Follow the road for approximately 15 miles. There is a stone monument at a “Y” in the road marking the Kendall Skyline Road, turn right onto Kendall Skyline Road #46 and follow it for 12 miles toward the Godman Guard Station. Just below the Guard Station, turn left on Forest Service Road #4608. Take all main right turns for 5 miles to the Teepee Trailhead.

What to bring

Good hiking boots, water, snacks, lunch