Views by Oregon_Hiker
The views from the top of this highest peak in Oregon's coastal range are amazing. To the west you can see the Pacific Ocean and to the north, south and east you can see the snow capped volcanic mountains of the Cascade Range. However on this day the ocean was covered by a cloud bank below the top of Mary's Peak and the humid haze mixed with a little smoke from a fire in the Columbia River Gorge limited the views of the Cascades. So views were limited on this day but still worth the trip. Mt Rainier, Mt Hood and Mt Jefferson could be seen poking up through the haze and the cloud bank had its own beauty. I have been on this peak in the winter when an inversion layer held down the haze. The Cascade Mountains were visible all the way from Mt Baker in Washington State near the Canadian border to Mt Shasta in California.
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