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Cathedral Rocks, Mount Jefferson Wilderness

Solo trip up into the Cathedral Rocks area, Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Second time up there, but first time tagging all four high points of Cathedral Rocks. There was nothing technical, but there was some stiff 4th class scrambling. I parked at the Pamelia Lake trailhead, hiked around the NE side of Pamelia Lake, up to Hunts Cove, past Hanks Lake , then up towards the south end of the Cathedral Rocks. Scaled all four rock masses. I then cross country’d back west along the cliffs near Shale and Coyote Lake, before dropping back down to the trail…and back to the truck. This route is a fun one, a 16-mile x 4000’ gain trek. 10-hours truck to truck. It includes nice trail walking, some cross country thrash, and some really fun 4th class scrambling.

Standing at the head of Hunts Cove, looking at Mount Jefferson, Goat Peak, and Cathedral Rocks (right)
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Standing along the eastern shore of Hanks Lake, looking at the head of Lizard Ridge…
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At the south end of Cathedral Rocks, looking North at Mount Jefferson in the distance…
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Taking a break at the summit of one of four high points of Cathedral Rocks…
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In the distance, I spy an intriquing formation called Bear Butte…I must go and find…and climb…
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The flat plateau is called The Table…East of Cathedral Rocks…
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Looking back at Cathedral Rocks before dropping back into the forest…
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