Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by Jim Wagner » March 29th, 2019, 9:45 am

The "old map" I am talking about is the USGS 15min or 30min that was available in the late 1950s. I don't recall it having any vegetation overlay but it might have. My fading memory has them as being all sort of sepia. Still looking for mine and will probably visit the OSU Library Map Room this afternoon.

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by adamschneider » March 29th, 2019, 11:53 am

Jim Wagner wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 9:45 am
I don't recall it having any vegetation overlay but it might have. My fading memory has them as being all sort of sepia.
This one, maybe?

OR_Mt Jefferson_283232_1930_125000.jpg

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by Jim Wagner » March 29th, 2019, 5:42 pm

That might be the one I am remembering.

Just visited the OSU Library. All of their historic maps have been moved to "Special Collections" and you need an appointment to get in. They DID send me a copy of the 1961 map, and the Indian trail was no longer shown on that map.

Also got a PM from Walkin' Fool who did not want details exposed to Instagram. She was up there last summer. She confirmed the trail situation at the north edge of that saddle, pretty much consistent with what has been written.

I will continue looking for my older map.

Best wishes and really appreciate everyone's input and ideas.

Jim

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by retired jerry » March 30th, 2019, 5:44 am

https://store.usgs.gov/map-locator

all old usgs maps?

zoom in, double left click, "view products", "view pdf" for a particular map

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by Jim Wagner » March 30th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Thanks, Jerry -

That is an important resource!

Jim

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by Jim Wagner » March 30th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Here is the map I was looking for. USGS 1930 Mt. Jefferson 1:125000 reprinted 1948. Have fun!

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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by kelkev » March 31st, 2019, 6:04 am

Many years ago I attempted to find the old trail that ran from the summit of Minto Mountain to Lizard Ridge and beyond where it would have intersected the Hunts Cove Trail. No luck, but the day was running short and I vowed to return...which I haven't. Steep, rugged, and isolated corner of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. I did make it to Bingham Lake and poked around Bingham Basin a few years later, but sometime I need to get back up there and do some more exploring.
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Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Post by K.Wagner » March 31st, 2019, 6:56 am

Years ago (40 ish?) I did a loop from Hunts Lake. I don't recall the details very closely, but fading memory says that I climbed the craggy ridge NE, up to the bench, over the ridge south of Goat (Pk / Mtn?) perhaps dropped down into Hole in the Wall Park (a marsh!)(not sure which trip I did that), climbed back up onto The Table, south to the trail in discussion, and then back to Hunts Cove. I recall it being one of the really memorable, ultra scenic trips, but was really glad to be done with it!
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