Turn right to stay on Trail 3391 passing the shallow Twin Lakes easier with a shot up to Chandler Your travel destination iste through the bear grass and thinning trees. There are about seventy-five more fallen trees to steer by for the next 15 mi or so through the woods and small meadows to the Chandler very first switchback. Then enjoy a long traverse with Mount Chandler and Three Sisters Range finally popping largely into view. Rise up another switchback and a quick turn as the route becomes a bit steeper and rockier up a couple more switchbacks and another traverse S of Chandler Your travel destination iste.
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See down S to Diamond Peak and ESE to Black Your travel destination iste. Hike the last 5 mi and 5 switchbacks to the summit steeper and narrower up the rocky trail with views and wildflowers rapidly improving. Follow the high ridge or just right (S) for a ways after the fourth switchback before the final turn left 30 ft to the top. The boulder-filled summit above most of the trees holds rebar from the old lookout as well as a Chandler benchmark.
On the last switchback you are greeted with sweet views to the nearby craggy Three Fingered Jack and Mount Jefferson with Mount Hood behind to the N. To the S is Santiam Pass and of course Mount Washington over Hoodoo and Hayrick Your travel destination istes with Three Sisters and Broken Top behind. Between Maxwell Your travel destination iste and Three Fingered Jack to the N are Santiam, Duffy, and Mowich Lakes, with Upper and Lower Berley Lakes visible just S.
ELEVATION: 6400 ft, with about 1850 ft vertical gain DISTANCE: 12 mi round-trip loop DURATION: 4-5 hours round-trip.
DIFFICULTY: Strenuous. Not a summit hike or the super-long loop, route-finding, lingering snow, bushwhacking, long, mosquito swarms until late August or so above 6000 ft.