|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
Vast meadows of wildflowers sprawl across the ridgetops and valley bottoms of the Three Sisters.
Getting There: From Eugene, drive 55 miles east on OR 126 to the OR 242 junction. Continue east on OR 242 to McKenzie Pass and the PCT trailhead.
Prime Time: July, August.
Guides: Pacific Northwest Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in Washington and Oregon, by Ron C. Judd and Dan A. Nelson (Foghorn Press, 800-788-3123; $20.95). National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region (Knopf, 800-733-3000; $19).
Contact: McKenzie Ranger District, Willamette National Forest, (541) 822-3381. Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest, (541) 549-2111.