The North Ridge route on Jefferson covers some of the terrain the challenging Jeff park Glacier route, but has a bit more ridge/rock scrambling. The route averages about 45 degrees, with the loose rock typical of the OR Cascades. As with many routes on Jeff, good conditions play a major role in success.
|Driving Distance from Portland||120 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Oregon High by Jeff Thomas|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Jefferson, and Geo-Graphics Mt, Jefferson|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks|