Volume Two of The Oregon Backroads Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail takes the traveler through some of Oregon’s most striking landscapes. Dozens of lakes are scattered about the flanks of Oregon’s famous volcanoes marking the crest country. The Pacific Crest also forms the headwaters of Oregon’s most well known rivers with the Deschutes, Rogue, Klamath, Willamette, and Santiam Rivers being a few examples. The breathtaking beauty of the Three Sisters Volcanoes and surrounding area are becoming world renown and rightly so.

 

Mounts Jefferson and Hood lie to our north and mark the way to the City of Hood River, the Columbia River and the Bridge of the Gods.

 

 

Mt Jefferson mantled in snow and ice is an imposing sight against a cobalt sky.

Mt Jefferson mantled in snow and ice is an imposing sight against a cobalt sky.

 

Looking south from The trailhead at Santiam pass, Mt Washington is in the distance.

Looking south from The trailhead at Santiam pass, Mt Washington is in the distance.

 

Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River is an easy walk from the highway.

Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River is an easy walk from the highway.

Eat your cheeseburger on the "Map Table" at KC's Cafe, Detroit Lake.

Eat your cheeseburger on the “Map Table” at KC’s Cafe, Detroit Lake.