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Rye Spur, OR June 2020

AG7GP's picture
Summit: 
W7O/CS-053
Voice Cellular Coverage: 
Don't know
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Spotty, may not work at all
Cellular Provider: 
Verizon
APRS Coverage: 
Don't know

On my way home from activating Pelican Butte I took a detour to see if Rye Spur  was accessible for a future date. Take the turn towards Fourmile Lake (FS RD 3661) off of 140 the turn right on FS RD 360, then right FS RD 363. It turned out we were able to drive the FS RD 363 pretty close to the summit and chose to hike the short walk up and do a very quick activation. It was probably about a half mile up with a gradual, easy ascent. The last of the road going in is very tight and a bit rough. It dead ends at a good turn around with fire pit. You can skip the last stretch of the rough road and just hike up the west side and it won't be much further or difficult. Rye Spur is a slender north-south ridge and the road just goes along the west side of it. No trail, just walk up through Winema NF and enjoy. Lots of mushrooms when we went.