Castle Canyon

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Tito goes hiking
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Castle Canyon

Post by Tito goes hiking » January 5th, 2012, 1:07 am

Tito and I went to Castle Canyon today. It is located on the south west side of Mt. Hood and can be found by driving a half mile up Lolo pass, turn right, half mile. The trail head is a mile past the West Zigzag mountain trailhead up an old closed road. The sign to Castle canyon is missing at the trail head but you can see it on the north just before the road barriers on Henry creek road. It's a short hike, just 0.9 miles and 850' elevation gain. The rock formations look very ancient.
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A castle among the firs
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This rock reminds me of the movie "Midnight at the museum"
You got gum-gum dum-dum?
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me in front of a castle
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A window in the castle
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You can see the golf coarse in Welches from this spine.

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retired jerry
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Re: Castle Canyon

Post by retired jerry » January 5th, 2012, 5:58 am

How was the road from Lolo Pass Rd to the TH?

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Re: Castle Canyon

Post by Reckless » January 6th, 2012, 12:54 am

this is a really neat looking place! I'm definitely adding it to my list of places to check out. It's short, but I bet there are a lot of cool places to scramble around and explore, no?
Better to live in the wild - feel it, smell it, see it - and do something real that succeeds. - Jack Turner

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Tito goes hiking
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Re: Castle Canyon

Post by Tito goes hiking » January 6th, 2012, 1:26 pm

retired jerry wrote:How was the road from Lolo Pass Rd to the TH?
Hi Jerry,
There are a lot of big mud puddles but any auto can make it. Pushing a shopping cart on this road would be difficult though. Another way is to take Henry Creek road on the west side of Rhody.
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Re: Castle Canyon

Post by cliffordlo » January 7th, 2012, 6:52 am

no snow, I see! was there any snow in ZigZag?
Thanks for the report...
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Re: Castle Canyon

Post by Dustin DuBois » January 7th, 2012, 7:04 am

Ah very nice! That last photo looks like you could climb all the way out on that point. Probably a little dangerous though ;).
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Re: Castle Canyon

Post by Tito goes hiking » January 7th, 2012, 12:29 pm

HeadIdiot wrote:Ah very nice! That last photo looks like you could climb all the way out on that point. Probably a little dangerous though ;).
Too scary for me!

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