Hiking – Scott trail to PCT to Lava Campground

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/scott-trail-to-observatory-via-pct

I completed this hike meeting a good friend who was going around the Sisters’ loop. We met at PCT and I hiked out with him to his car and then to my car at Obsedian trailhead. This is an excellent Sisters Wilderness hike – not too hard and the views from the north side are fabulous.

Starting at the Scott trail there were these weird flowers that liked like something from Dr Seuss. (note: clicking on the images will open the original high-res media file)

They grow in patches with long stems

Before reaching the PCT, the views both north and south are fabulous

Looking south to N. Sister

Toward the north, several others are viewable

At the PCT / Scott junction,

an alpine meadow with a pretty good view

As you walk toward Mckenzie pass and Lava campground the views are equally as good …

There is a wonderful small ‘lake’ … in Maine, it would be a pond.

At different points, after leaving the Scott trail junction, there are severe burn areas – some of these are like scenes out of the worst natural disaster movie … yet, there is new growth starting over too

A great way to end …

3 Replies to “Hiking – Scott trail to PCT to Lava Campground”

  1. Wow, Thank you Michael for creating this beautifully inspiring hike!
    And Yes, those flowers looked indeed like a Dr. Suess creation!!

    Cheers,
    Sheila

  2. Hope someone shares what the flowers are. Don’t believe we have these in the midwest!! How long were you on the trail?

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