Gray Butte

Started early, before the heat.  Not my favorite hike. Encountered a cow almost to top. My Heeler eyed it, the cow eyed the Heeler. But…

Gray Butte

Lots of rabbitbrush blooming and the sage smells so good. Saw 2 blackmailed jackrabbits and a moody cow near the summit.

Smoky and Windy

I could not find any trail head only a sign (pictured below).  The day started out fairly clear but became increasingly smoky and windy as…

What do we do? We Hike, Hike, Hike!!

Absolutely amazing view and definitely worth the sore muscles. Gators and poles are definitely a must. Two of us went through 5 liters of water…

South Sister Summit

What an amazing trip! My partner and I headed out to Green Lakes on Friday after work, hiked in 4 miles, and camped for the…

Maiden Peak

It was around 40 degrees when we started out after 7 am. Trail takes you through the forest full of witches hair. About 1 mile…

Maidenpeak

Trail is in great shape and easy to follow. Signage was excellent. Weather was perfect!

Mt Bachelor Saturday

Nice Saturday with Dano, Pam, Melissa, and Alan.  Views good despite smoke from fires.  Some awesome runners on trail an friendly doggers too.  As usual…

Gray Butte

An interesting little hike. Not one I would have ever picked out myself, but sometimes it’s good to get out to areas you would have…

Smokey Mountain High

Very smokey today from the Green Ridge fire burning near sisters. Trail was very steep, slick getting down. Summit views impeded by smokey haze. Not…

Mt. Bachelor

Weather was amazing! Hike ended up about 8+ miles though with the West Village start because the closer trailhead was closed. Lots of rocks to…

Gray Butte via Skull Hollow

Started at Skull Hollow Campground, hit the trail clockwise, about 5.75 miles up from where I started.  Another 4.75 miles down the east side making…

Mt Bachelor Like Never Before

Thank goodness for the input from previous hikers and a trail runner we saw finishing  his run and emerging from the woods as we were…

Beautiful Day on Maiden

Forest views only — pretty much all the way to the top. Then — oh my gosh! The views at the top of the peaks…

Black Crater

A hike I will never forget! Black Crater summit was intermittently in the clouds as were the views of Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack on…

Maiden Peak

The last time we hiked Maiden Peak it was raining and we couldn’t see 25′ in front of us. Fortunately, the clouds parted this time…

Black Butte

A great, quick hike. My partner and I completed this hike after work today, heading out around 4:15 pm. It was warm, but a nice…

Black Butte

Weather was perfect! Went in the afternoon today, warm sun and slight breeze. Great views of the Green Ridge fire to the NE of the…

Mount Bachelor

Sunset hike with my Six Packs partner Tanya Stephens. I’ve done Bachelor twice before and now I will only do sunset or sunrise hikes on…

Mount Bachelor

I started too far East of the actually trail near Little Pine lift, ended up scrambling up a very steep hill and cutting back west…

Mount Bachelor Sunset

Started at trailhead before 6pm. We climbed over two trees. A gradual climb, switchbacks, rock scramble, and  areas not as steep to allow heartbeat to…

Black Butte

Nice day to hike with Beth and Alan.  Much easier than Sisters for sure.  Very friendly ground squirrels enjoyed our snacks with us.  Weather good,…

Most Miserable South Sister

Last mile and a half to the top was a miserable skree climb. Equivalent to hiking up sand dunes. Then one flat snow field to…

Two Times is Better Than One

Apparently once wasn’t enough. Since we have several people in our run klub completing this peak challenge there is opportunity to hike/run when others have…

A scenic hike

I started around 9 am at smith rock state park. There were a lot of people in the smith rock section of this hike. Once…

Black Butte Summit

Well maintained trail, Manzanita and Snowbrush lined the trail all the way up.  Clear blue skies, views all the way to Mount Hood today.

Black Crater

Sooooooo beautiful! The views are spectacular and there were hundreds of orange and black butterflies all around. Loved the wildflowers too!

Maiden peak

Perfect day! Started from gold lake after camping at the campground overnight. Serious uphill and downhill. No mosquitoes. Few people. Fantastic views from the summit!

South sister summit

Started our hike at devils lake TH. This was a beautiful,  but challenging hike! Trail was well marked and well maintained.  Some mosquitos were an…

Black Crater Hike

We decided to bring a few friends to Black Crater last Saturday for a relatively short/easy hike with amazing views of North Sister!

Black Butte Run

After a slight detour we hiked to the summit. Beautiful views! Ran back down to the base! #redmondoregonrunklub #hotaugust100milerunningchallenge

Black Crater

Good hike, not to many other people.  There was a lot of butterflies all around.  Really clear day as you can see in my pictures.

Black Crater Sunset

Got to the trailhead Friday evening about 6 pm. Only one other person there. Trail in great condition. Quick hike. To the summit in 1hr…

Black Crater Sunset

Got to the trailhead at 6pm. Only one other car there. Trail in great condition despite the recent fire. Made it to the summit in…

Maiden

Parked at Maiden Lake trailhead to hike the less traveled East side, trail converges with the trail from the West ~1 mi from summit. Hiked…

South Sister

Longest hike in some time.  Great support from the RORK crew.  Top 2+ miles challenging with loose footing and multiple trails from previous hikers.  Great…

Overnight Maiden Peak Hike

Started off gold lake road off hwy 58. Hiked 3.5 miles up to the maiden peak shelter off the pct trail where we had the…

second hike of the challenge

Beautiful hike! Parked along the road due to gate being closed at parking lot entrance. Trail is very well maintained and easy to follow. Summit…

South Sister Summit

A group of six met at the parking lot at 5AM, where we were surprised to find the parking lot nearly full, with numerous vehicles…

Bachelor at Sunrise

Hit Starbucks drive-through on Colorado at 5:00am. Was on the trail by 5:30am. The temperature was perfect for hiking, and although the sun hadn’t risen…

Mount Bachelor

Parked On the road by sunrise lodge off hwy. started at bachelor trail head which is to the right of the chair lift. We took…

Sunrise Summit to Bachelor

Totally worth getting an early start to watch the sunrise on the way up, plus to beat the heat (started hiking at 5:30 am). Also…

Seriously hot summit

Mt. Bachelor was my first ever summit in August 2019, so going back after a whole year of hiking & climbing was awesome. It was…

Mask free and loving it!

Started off early at 8am and we were so glad we did as the hike down it became a little toasty. Clear skies, little breeze…

Mt. Bachelor Hike

We took advantage of the perfect weather and hiked Bachelor for the first time this year. We left from the Sunrise Lodge and took the…

Mt Bachelor

Great hike up to the summit! No snow fields across the trail. My dog enjoyed some adjacent snow, but we didn’t have to cross any.…

Vampire alert!!!!

Vampire! Vampire! Vampire! Also known as mosquitoes, bring your weapon of choice and bath in mosquito repellent before hand 😉 We camped at Odell lake…

South Sister Adventure

We decided to head out after work and camp near Lewis Glacier at ~9000’ for our first South Sister hike of the year. The original…

Black Crater

Dusty!! One very small patch of snow to cross… breezy on top but not bad!! Clear skies, warm temps. On top at 0830!!

Night Hike for Sunrise

Left the trailhead around 9PM, false summit after midnight, camped at the top. Other hikers started reaching summit around 4:30AM. Moon set early so stars…

Made it up Black Crater

Best hike yet- much less crowded than Black Butte and amazing views! It is super windy at the top, but there is a rocky spot…

Best hike yet!

The trailhead was super easy to find, and the trail wasn’t crowded on a weekday. Be advised that 80% of the trail is through burned…

Misquote Alley

Hike through the beautiful woods led to a beautiful view of surrounding peaks. After about 1.5 miles, you reach a creek, and then the mosquitos…

South Sister Summit

A gorgeous bluebird day with views to Mt. Adams at the top! Thankfully, packed lots of water and had a filter, as it was a…

Mt Bachelor with my Bad Ass GF…

Awesome hike with great views north and south of the Cascade Range.  Cool multiple buttes on top above the summit chair lift…

Holly, Hope & Harley

Hot!!!  Came across a herd of open range cows.  No shade for the steep, uphill.   Nice, winding trails around back.  Did not pass any…

Triple B hike: Beautiful Black Butte

I started at 0745 with my two mini schnauzers. Steady climb to the top. Wildflowers are really blooming now. First half is forest covered, but…

South Sister

My second time up South. Last time I was blessed with snow in the scree and able to use spikes. This time no such luck!…

Black crater

Great day for a hike up black crater. One snow field, but we skirted around it instead of crossing. Always good views! Haven’t been there…

Beautiful Weather for a Hike

Few snowfields to cross, microspikes and/or trekking poles are helpful, rain pants if you want to glissade down. Only saw 1 other person the entire…

South Sister Summit

We hit the trail about 415am with headlamps. Made it to Moraine Lake area as light creeped over the Cascades. Simply spectacular. Several areas of…

Black Crater Burnout

What a gorgeous day, making for a stunning hike and unforgettable summit. We started at the Black Crater trailhead, found off Mackenzie Pass. While there…

Butterfly’s and grasshoppers

What beauty to enjoy from amazing colorful butterflies to the beautiful sounds of the birds singing! We saw the vibrant colors of the wild flowers…

Late Start, Sun, Wind

Arrived at trailhead ~2pm, hot/dry/dusty though the burn, windy and cooler at summit. Snowfields on North side above 6k, microspikes and/or trekking poles are useful.

Hike to the Dark Side- Black Crater

Great hike, lots of up starting right away. View at the top was amazing. Slightly breezy at the top.  Should have used more sun screen…

Black Crater Blast!

Weather was absolutely spectacular! Views all the way to Mt. Hood! Trail mostly well marked! Saw a total of only 14 other people all day!

Independence Day on top Black Crater

What a fantastic way to kick off the 4th of July!  The views were incredible and fascinating to see the regrowth beginning to happen from…

Beauty from within the ashes

I started up the trail about 9 am on the July 4 2020, with it being the 4th of  July and it being one of…

First hike of the challenge

The lower part of the hike is shaded, the second part not so much! We got a late start and didnt see many people until…

Black Crater

Beautiful hike! Very cold and windy at the top with socked in fog, but worth finding our own trail through the snow!

Hiked Black Butte

It was really cold and windy up too but that was just because we picked a cold day. Also this place is fairly crowded.

Multiple Shades of Gray

Cloudy day with intermittent rain showers mixed with sunshine, hail and wind.  The wildflowers were amazing and met another couple doing the 6 Peaks Challenge.…

Cloudy Black Butte

It was a bit cloudy and windy on Black Butte today, and I was really wishing for gloves on the descent, but it was a…

Dirty Girls Conquer Black Crater

Yet another adventure day working our way through this 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge. Dont be deceived by thos short hike: it can kick your…

Sunny Black Butte

Perfect weather! The first 3 1/4 miles I only saw two other parties of 2 people. More people from the parking lot and up, but…

Snow field shuffles

This was pretty standard until about 3/4 of the way up. There is some serious snowfields to cross. We actually lost the trail and pretty…

Where’s the trail?

The trail started out with just a few mosquitoes and then there where none.  The trail was clear until we got to 6200 ft. where…

Gray butte

Awesome hike to summit gray butte. Perfect weather, slightly windy and cool 60 degrees. Started a mile in from skull hollow CG. 9.5 miles total.…

All Weather Experiencing of Black Butte

Trail conditions were great and the weather offered pretty much every condition except for heat! Was cloudy at the start, had a rain shower, stopped…

Interesting Weather!!!!

My hiking buddy Jo and I set off early from the bottom of the Butte around 830am. Not many parking spaces so parked on the…

Black Butte

Did it solo. Windy & snow flurries on the top

Conquering the maiden

Wheather was raining and snowing  on and off, which is ok for my training. trail was nice well maintained all the way to maiden lake…

Black Butte Short route

We kinda cheated on this one. We wanted to start from the lower TH but time wouldn’t allow it. We started in the afternoon and…

Blustery Black Butte

Got a late start this morning (bad idea). Got to the trailhead (super washboard rough, but passable without high clearance as long as you are…

Black Butte Hike

We’ve been to Black Butte many times, but we decided to check out the Lower Black Butte trail this time around for some additional elevation…

Gray Butte on a Blue Sky Day

Perfect weather for the first hike of the challenge. Even though we had a couple (2, to be exact) navigational errors by yours truly, it…

Escaping COVID 19

Brilliant weather, great company with my friend Jo and a wonderful way to escape during COVID 19! Hike took us under 6 1/2 hrs and…

Hiked up Gray Butte!

Beautiful weather beautiful views! We parked at Gray Butte trailhead and then did the loop starting with the super steep ascent to the top. It…

Challenge 1

Excellent visibility today! We hiked up the steep road to the peak, then down the more gradual incline on the way back in a big…

Black butte Beauty

Short, Steep, and sweet hike! Fogged In at the top but still a great hike!

Black Butte

Lovely 70 degree day. Decided to do the hike after work kinda spontaneously. Forgot this was on the list!! Then saw a guy in the…

Historic Black Butte Trail 4026

Excellent day for a hike. Left Eugene at 9:30am. Arrived and began hiking by 11:45, 60 degrees at the base. 2 hrs 20 min to…

Black Butte

Drove up to the Black Butte Trailhead in my car. Never been up there in my life. The higher we went, the more snow on…

Black Butte

The trail was a winter wonderland in May! A surprise snowfall the night before made this one of my favorite hikes all year! Spikes were…

Short and Sassy

This is a fairly direct, shorter, but challenging hike, with an amazing view worth every step higher.  I did this one today with my daughter…

Pain Butte

I started my hike at 11:30 AM with my dog Jack.  It was a very nice and sunny day.  The temperature could not have been…

Our version of social distancing

Beautiful view up top despite the pounding wind and deep snow. Bring plenty of layers. Also sank in the snow at times up to my…

Black Butte Wives Tale

The old Central Oregon wives tale; if you can still see the snow on Black Butte it’s too early to plant your garden. Today was…

Black Butte

Beautiful day, was very glad to get in this hike before all the state parks close. Trail was a bit icy. Our group could’ve used…

#NoCorona

We really enjoyed the little things. Everything from the crowS soaring, wild flower blooming and gorgeous sun. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.