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Oregon’s Volcanoes In Full Bloom

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.

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