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Jefferson (OR) Conditions

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C J · · Sac Valley, CA · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 0

Wondering if anyone can chime in with conditions on Jefferson?  TIA

hotlum · · Bend, Oregon · Joined May 2009 · Points: 365

The Whitewater fire is burning approximately 6000 acres just to the nw of the peak. Very smokey. I drove from Salem to Bend yesterday and all the roads leading to the trailheads that get to the wilderness are closed due to the fire.

C J · · Sac Valley, CA · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 0

Thanks for the heads-up!

John Boy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 370

Unless you can climb it from the Warm Springs Reservation, you're going to be out of luck.  All of the normal approach options are closed until sometime after the eclipse.  Here's a link to a map of the fire closure area:

I think the summit of Jeff is the ultimate Oregon eclipse viewpoint, but it would require breaking laws to get there now.  It's so very close to the center of the zone of totality!  I'm sure someone gonna do it, but it won't be me.

Acmesalute76 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 55


Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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