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Hike of the Season: Sutton Mountain

March 14, 2018 Posted by Hike of the Season, Newsletter, Spring 2018 0 thoughts on “Hike of the Season: Sutton Mountain”

By Cheryl Hill, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon


If you find yourself visiting the Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and you want a longer hike than those short trails provide, Sutton Mountain may be for you. This seven and one-half mile out-and-back hike gains sixteen hundred feet in elevation and includes wildflowers, views, and solitude.

Blossoms of brilliant pink petals surrounding a bright yellow center sit atop a barrel-like cactus with long spiky spines.

Hedgehog cactus blooming on the summit of Sutton Mountain. (Photo by Cheryl Hill)


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