Strap chains to the truck tires, drive half way up the eastern slope of Mount Hood, heft on a backpack full of gear, dry clothes, food and maps, and ski eleven miles through the forest. Ready for a...[more]
Flag Point Lookout
Head west out of Dufur on Valley Road about 18 miles to the junction of FSR 44 and 4430 at Billy Bob Sno-Park (the road may be plowed to the Sno-Park). Follow FSR 44 to the junction of FSR 4420 road, turn left and follow to 2730. Follow FSR 2730 to spur road 200 and follow this to the end. This is about an eleven (11) mile route one way, and is marked with orange and blue diamond shaped blazers. There is a second route into Flag Point. This route takes you through Friend and puts you on FSR 2730, which leads to the 2730-200 spur. If you are at the Forest Boundary on the 2730, it would be about 10 miles or less to the lookout. This route is not plowed, signed or patrolled.
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