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My Maiden Finale

Chilly start, but lovely, warm sunshine at summit. Loved having NO bugs compared to last year! Saw/passed only two other people the entire day: solo…

Maiden Peak

Beautiful hike up to Maiden Peak today. The first part of the hike went through lush forest and the trail was in excellent condition. Very…

6/6!!

Amazing day for a hike! Started out with beautiful sunny weather but by the time we reached the summit some fog and rain started to…

#6 Gray Butte

Thought I was finishing with easiest hike…I was wrong! We did the 6.5 mile option and now I see why people would hike 13 miles.…

Maiden Peak loop

Gorgeous day for a hike. Started at Rosary Lakes and ended at Gold Lake.

Black Crater

Perfect weather! The first section of the hike was burned from a fire in 2017 but still beautiful. Great views from the top! We met…

#5 Black Crater

Hike was through a burned area all the trees were dead but the trail was nice and meandering for the first couple miles with a…

Black Crater

Lovely hike up to Black Crater today! The hike was through mostly burned forest, but I often find beauty in healing lands. There were no…

Bluebird Day on Black Butte

Having hiked this trail many times in the past, I put it off til near the end of my Challenge. But very glad I did:…

Black Crater

Beautiful fall day, sunny and not cold.  Awesome view of lava fields to the west.  Clear view of surrounding peaks.  Thanks Pam for great company…

#4 Mount Bachelor

Took a moment to find the trail but was easy to navigate after that. We started our hike off with a rainbow then nearly got…

#3 Black Butte

Started at the upper trail head, it was a beautiful and relatively easy hike, trail was well maintained, with identifiers for trees, plants and two…

Gale force winds at the top

Got a real early start around 5:40. Had to use the headlamp for the first couple hours. Got to see an amazing sunrise on the…

Gray Butte

Beautiful october day. Only a few other hikers on the trail, including another fellow six pack challenger.  Parked at the trail head and hike up,…

Not so Grey Butte

Grey Butte is mostly a fall grass yellow. Lovely view from the top.

Black Crater

#6 Black Crater ✅ well that wraps up the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge for me! Thanks to Melissa Gomez for joining me, always nice…

Gray Butte

Good trip before the cold set in. Ace the dog did well.  Trail good not too steep anywhere.  Great views I usually see on  a…

Skull Hollow Loop to Gray Butte

This was an exploratory hike, being my first time from Skull Hollow. I parked at the large parking lot to the left, just past the…

Maiden Peak – Snowy Solitude

Hiked up in complete solitude.  Fist person on the trail that day.  The higher I climbed the more snow that I encountered.  Soft and sticky…

Mt Bachelor and Salted Vanilla Gelato

I made very mistake possible on this hike (could not find trail, hiked up/down off trail in scree/rocks).  Patience is a virtue and needed to…

South Sister and Baldy’s (Really!)

This hike has everything.  Nice walk in the woods, great views throughout and steep/hard enough to remind me why I train before a hiking trip.…

Gray Butte and Baldy’s

UGH is the best word to describe this hike.  Dry, hot, dusty.  Lots of service roads, which made it feel more like exercise than a…

Beautiful views at my bachelor

You have to start this trail parking on a closed highway. Apparently, the road is closed when the ski resort is not in operation. People…

Maiden Peak

Started at the Maiden Lake Trailhead as the other Trailhead was listed as closed. Gentle start that gradually increased in steepness around the third mile,…

Maiden Peak

Started at the Maiden Lake Trailhead as the other trailhead was listed as closed. Gentle climb in the beginning that increased around the third mile.…

Mt Bachelor

Alltrails has this as a loop. Don’t. Use the left side as an out and back, the right side of the loop is ugly road.…

Black Crater and 900 Wall

Thanks again to Jeff for creating Social Hiker.  No beer this year so going to add the restaurants/food eaten the night of the hike. Black…

Maiden Peak

Nice hike with some smoke.  last 1.5 mile was more challenging.  Fall foliage very nice.  Met group of 6-7 bikers, pretty awesome to ride tha…

Maiden Peak

The gate to Gold Lake was not open when we arrived in the morning so parked on Waldo Lake Rd across from Fuji Mountain Trail. …

Perfect Fall Hike at Mt. Bachelor

Left Eugene at 8:30 am. Arrived at 11:45 am. Began my trek up about noon. Started down by the hwy, by the gate entrance to…

Maiden Peak

Beautiful hike!  Took about 4 hours round trip totaling approx. 13 miles, 3,171 ft. elevation gain.  The gate along highway 58 was closed upon arrival,…

Smoky Mt. Bachelor

The trailhead was not marked, at least not that we could find, so we just started at sunrise lodge. The day started fairly clear, but…

Blow me down

Started backpacking Sunday afternoon to Moraine Lake to camp for two nights.  Beautiful day very little wind until later that afternoon.  I found a great…

South Sister

Trail was icy and windy at the top. I saw a dude comfortably cruising along in micro spikes and wished I had thought ahead to…

Just a bit chilly at the top

Got an early start however, it was the last day for the bike park so it was crowded. Trail was in good condition up to…

South Sister Summit

I finished!! Summited south sister to complete the challenge. Been on my list the last few weeks, but wildfire smoke made it impossible. Beautiful clear…

A shirt black butte hike

My son and I hiked to the summit in about an hour and a half, maybe less. It was a nice, short hike. We started…

Black Butte in the fog

Cool temperatures.   When we got to the top, we were fogged in.  No views but still an enjoyable hike.

Black Butte

It was foggy on the way up which made for added drama when I reached the top and it cleared. Had the route to myself…

#1 South Sister

I have been wanting to hike South Sister for several years now, the time I tried I had recently been in an accident and made…

Bachelor Butte

Great hike up Bachelor last month. It was my first time on the mountain and had really nice views of Broken Top and the three…

Bachelor Butte

Beautiful day for a hike! The first time I did this hike I couldn’t find the trail until I had traversed what seemed like every…

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…

Mt Bachelor

Beautiful day.   Hardly and hikers.  My friend, Holly turned around and then later on rode the chair up and walked over to meet me…

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…

The Maiden

We started on the east side of the peak on the Maiden Lake trail. This trail starts off rd 4660. The turn off of just…

Black Crater

Gorgeous day. There were some lingering flowers and butterflies at the top.

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 Has Views in 2020!

Last year we were completely socked in with rain & fog, so doing this summit in 2020 with blue skies & sunshine was incredible! Super…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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 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!

Black Crater Butterflies

This hike was absolutely GORGEOUS! I remember not loving it last year, but for whatever reason this year it was one of my favorites!

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!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!!

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 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…

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!…