The following provides a link to the blog of Jason & Katie Loomis regarding their adventure hiking Newberry trails. Loomis Adventures chronicles the outdoor adventures of Jason and Katie Loomis, native Oregonians. They embark on many trips, including: backpacking, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountaineering, snow camping, skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.
On Wednesday Jason and I planned another longer hike from our base camp at LaPine State Park, this time to Paulina Lake via the Peter Skene Ogden Tail #3956 in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The trail starts at Ogden Group Camp off Paulina Lake Road/Road 21, just North of the city of LaPine, Oregon. Having hiked this trail from Ogden Group Camp to McKay Crossing campground many times, we decided to start Wednesday’s journey at our usual end point. This cuts off the first 2.75 miles of the hike, but makes for a 5.6 mile (one way) hike which gains just over 1500’ elevation from McKay Crossing to Paulina Lake. Lots of people mountain bike or horseback ride this trail in its entirety, as it is a shared-use trail (though mountain bikers are only allowed uphill on the trail and must return from Paulina Lake via Forest Service roads).
To continue the adventure, click on the following link: