Skiing the Cascade Volcanoes
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Table of Contents | Introduction | Ratings | WebCams | Bibliography | Highest Volcanoes | Snowfall & Snowdepth | Monthly Chart | Conifers | Compare | Distance | Sun Chart
CALIFORNIA
  Lassen Peak
  Mount Shasta
  Medicine Lake Volcano
OREGON
  Mount McLoughlin
  Pelican Butte
  Crater Lake
  Mount Bailey
  Mount Thielsen
  Diamond Peak
  Newberry Volcano
  Mount Bachelor
  Broken Top
  Three Sisters
  Mount Washington
  Three Fingered Jack
  Mount Jefferson
  Mount Hood
WASHINGTON
  Mount Saint Helens
  Mount Adams
  Goat Rocks
  Mount Rainier
  Glacier Peak
  Mount Baker
BRITISH COLUMBIA
  Mount Garibaldi
  Mount Cayley
  Mount Meager



| Mount Jefferson as seen from the valley of Whitewater Creek
in June, with the rocky spur of Smith Rock at left and the
snow- and rime-covered summit (The Pinnacle) at right
(photo by Amar Andalkar)   <click to enlarge>

Mount Jefferson
    10497 ft (3199 m) .
Location: Cascade Range, northern Oregon,
70 miles (110 km) SE of Portland
Lat / Long: 44.7° N, 121.8° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Dormant / extinct
First Ascent: R. L. Farmer and E. C. Cross, 1888
First Ski Descent: Unknown, perhaps not skiable from summit
Skiable Vertical: over 6000 ft (1800 m)
Timberline: 6000-7000 ft (1800-2100 m)
Administration: Willamette National Forest / Warm Springs Indian Reservation
Protection Status:   Mount Jefferson Wilderness
User Fees: Northwest Forest Pass required for parking

Info about Mount Jefferson coming here soon ...


Route Ratings Starting
Elevation
Elevation
Gain
Roundtrip
Distance
Notes
Quality Effort Ascent Descent
Ski Mountaineering Routes:   NOTE: All ratings are for ski routes only up to the base of the summit pinnacle.
Whitewater Glacier
10.5
4100 ft
(1250 m)
5900 ft
(1800 m)
19 miles
(30 km)
Route info...                                                                              
Jefferson Park Glacier
9.5
4100 ft
(1250 m)
5600 ft
(1700 m)
15 miles
(24 km)
Route info...
Russell Glacier
8.0
4100 ft
(1250 m)
4700 ft
(1700 m)
14 miles
(22 km)
Route info...
North Milk Creek Gully
  from Pamelia Lake

10.0
3100 ft
(950 m)
6900 ft
(2100 m)
12 miles
(19 km)
Route info...
Southwest Ridge
  from Pamelia Lake

10.0
3100 ft
(950 m)
6900 ft
(2100 m)
12 miles
(19 km)
Route info...
South Ridge
  via Hunts Lake

11.5
3100 ft
(950 m)
6900 ft
(2100 m)
18 miles
(29 km)
Route info...

Upcoming additions: Topographic map showing all ski routes.


| The west face of Mount Jefferson seen from Detroit Lake in June
(photo by Amar Andalkar) <click to enlarge>

| Panoramic view of five Cascade volcanoes, looking north from Middle Sister:
(from left) Belknap Crater, Mt Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Mt Jefferson, Mt Hood
(photo by Amar Andalkar) <click to enlarge>

| The north side of Mount Jefferson seen from Mount Hood in July:
Whitewater Glacier at left, Jefferson Park Glacier descends right
from the summit with Russell Glacier to right of it;
the Three Sisters are visible in the distance at left
(photo by Amar Andalkar) <click to enlarge>

Useful Web Links:

Willamette National Forest: Home Page
Willamette National Forest: Mount Jefferson Wilderness
National Weather Service Office: Portland, OR
The Weather Channel: Detroit, OR, Forecast
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory: Mount Jefferson
Deschutes National Forest: Oregon Volcanoes: Mount Jefferson


List of Guidebooks:  (detailed references on the bibliography page)

Oregon Descents Jefferson Park and Russell (detailed skiing info)
Oregon High All summit routes(detailed climbing info)
Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes All summit routes(climbing info)


More photos, routes, links, references, etc. coming soon...
Please contact me with any suggestions, additions, or corrections.


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