Bohemia Mountain

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This article is about the mountain in Oregon. For the mountain in Michigan, see Mount Bohemia.
Bohemia Mountain
Calapooya Mountains, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon.jpg
View from Fairview Peak Lookout, close to the mountain
Elevation 5,840 ft (1,780 m)[1][2]
Location
Location Umpqua National Forest, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 43°34′27″N 122°39′25″W / 43.574288°N 122.656999°W / 43.574288; -122.656999Coordinates: 43°34′27″N 122°39′25″W / 43.574288°N 122.656999°W / 43.574288; -122.656999

Bohemia Mountain is a mountain in the Cascade Range of the U.S. state of Oregon, within the Umpqua National Forest. Its elevation is 5,840 feet (1,780 m). A trail traverses the mountain and leads to the summit.[3] There is a location east of the trail's end where on a clear day one can see Mount Shasta, Mount Hood, and other peaks of the Cascades. Camping is available in the area.[4] An abundance of wildflowers and plants bloom on the mountain from late June to mid-August, which attracts butterflies to the area.

Ghost town[edit]

Bohemia City is a ghost town that lies off the trailhead. A few buildings and some mining equipment remain from the original settlement, which consisted of saloons, hotels, and some residences. The area surrounding the mountain was once known as the Bohemia mining district, named after the Czech immigrant James "Bohemia" Johnson, who discovered gold in the area in 1863. A gold mine and the settlement were established in 1866.

Climate[edit]

Mount Bohemia's climate is influenced by its location in the Pacific Northwest and the Cascade Range, as well as its elevation. The mountain has cool winter temperatures (above the −3 °C (27 °F) persistent snow line isotherm but still near freezing), and summers with warm afternoon highs and cool lows (near 40 °F (4 °C)). Because of these summer temperatures, as well as the lag in the ascension from the winter trough in temperature, spring, the season where the plants come out in bloom (which in this climate type is one and the same with summer) occurs as late as the latter part of June, and persists until late August, with temperatures warm enough for plant growth continuing into September, due to the seasonal lag typical of the Pacific Northwest coastal regions.

With summer daily average temperatures above 10 °C (50 °F) for only three months out of the year, winters that are warmer than −3 °C (27 °F), and the pronounced summer dry season (well below the Köppen summer dry season threshold of 30 mm or less), Mount Bohemia's climate is the extremely rare dry summer version of the Subpolar oceanic climate (Köppen Csc). Csc climates occur in only a few known locations in the world, with Schreiner Peak in Oregon being another example.

Climate data for Bohemia Mountain, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 36.3
(2.4)
38.8
(3.8)
41.0
(5)
46.4
(8)
54.3
(12.4)
61.3
(16.3)
70.0
(21.1)
70.0
(21.1)
65.1
(18.4)
55.0
(12.8)
41.2
(5.1)
35.6
(2)
51.25
(10.7)
Daily mean °F (°C) 28.95
(−1.69)
30.8
(−0.7)
31.7
(−0.2)
36.1
(2.3)
42.6
(5.9)
48.3
(9.1)
55.4
(13)
55.3
(12.9)
51.0
(10.6)
43.5
(6.4)
34.0
(1.1)
29.1
(−1.6)
40.563
(4.759)
Average low °F (°C) 21.6
(−5.8)
22.8
(−5.1)
22.5
(−5.3)
25.9
(−3.4)
30.9
(−0.6)
35.4
(1.9)
40.8
(4.9)
40.5
(4.7)
36.9
(2.7)
32.0
(0)
26.8
(−2.9)
22.6
(−5.2)
29.89
(−1.17)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.96
(126)
4.33
(110)
3.82
(97)
2.32
(58.9)
1.85
(47)
1.06
(26.9)
0.47
(11.9)
0.59
(15)
1.02
(25.9)
2.48
(63)
5.94
(150.9)
6.26
(159)
35.1
(892)
Avg. precipitation days 14 13 14 11 9 7 3 3 5 8 15 15 117
Mean monthly sunshine hours 104 128 176 227 272 278 319 278 232 172 120 90 2,396
Source: [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bohemia Mountain". Eugene Outdoors. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Bohemia Mountain Summit". MountainZone.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Hiking and Walking Bohemia Mountain". Travel Oregon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Bohemia Mountain". Summit Post.org. 2006-08-20. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Bohemia Mountain, Oregon". Chinci World Atlas. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 

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