Every Lookout in Oregon

Sugarloaf Mountain

Type: 32′ L4 tower
Status: Staffed
Elevation: 6,128′
Visited: May 29, 2018

From Bald Butte it was a beautiful drive north on Road 47, and then we turned off to head up Sugarloaf Mountain. There’s a gate about 0.6 miles down from the lookout and right as we arrived we were hit by quite a hailstorm. The hail was HUGE and it sounded like rocks hitting the car.

Sugarloaf Mountain

After it passed we got out and started walking:

Sugarloaf Mountain

Wildflowers:

Sugarloaf Mountain

This is the last we’d see of the sun for awhile:

Sugarloaf Mountain

The lookout:

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

Old garage:

Sugarloaf Mountain

Nice spot for a picnic:

Sugarloaf Mountain

The weather was deteriorating fast so we headed back to the car. We had wanted to visit the West Myrtle lookout as well, and it was only a mile off Road 37. So close! But we started driving the spur road and found it to be in rough shape. I would have kept going if it had been dry, but with the pouring rain the road was too wet and treacherous.

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