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White snow on Black Butte

Upper trail was beautiful most of the way. The Northwest switchback is still icy, but easily passed with caution or Yak Tracks on your shoes.…

Hooked Upper to Lower at Black Butte

Lower trail on Easter Sunday was clear and beautiful. First home of the season, so I’m a bit out of shape and didn’t quite make…

Solo Snowshoe up Lookout Mountain

Drove out to the Ochocos this morning to summit Lookout Mountain and get going on the 2021 challenge. The road was clear of snow and…

Blustery Black Butte

Some snow on the way up and when we neared the summit the trail was covered in snow. We all found it very helpful to…

White Snow, Black Butte

Beautiful hike! A little bit of ice/snow on the road to the parking lot but drivable (Toyota RAV4, also saw a sedan parked). Packed/crunchy snow…

Snowy summit @ Black Butte

Got to the trailhead at 9:45 am. Sunny and blue skies quickly turned to 30-40 mph winds and snow at the top. Found the yurt…

Sunny actually means socked in

We hoped the forecast was correct, but it was far from. Wanting to get some very, we started at the lower TH. A wonderful gradual…

95% Boots 5% Snowshoes

It read 18 degrees on my car’s thermometer at the trail head. The trail was snow over dirt, snow over ice, and then windblown snow.…

Black Butte in the winter

Beautiful hike up the mountain. Used micro spike near the top. Few people. Cold sunny day.

Snow capped summit

Amazing clear weather and a fresh dusting of snow made for a beautiful hike!

Butte-tiful Black Butte

Absolutely gorgeous day! Bagging a Peak on the same day we experienced history with our first ever female and person of color Vice President just…

Black Butte Historic Trail #4026

Bluebird weather! Enjoyed the new viewing platform by the Cupola. The upper 2 miles of trail were icy. Microspikes helpful on the way up and…

Snowshoeing Lookout Mountain

You need to park a mile lower than the summer access TH. The trail was heavily laden with snow, but very doable in snowshoes. Having…

Working your butt for butte

Beautiful sunny day to hike black butte. Definitely needed layers with the wind chill. Kicked my butt, ready to get into shape for the south…

New Year’s Day hike up Black Butte

Partly Sunny.  Low 20’s.  Windy.  Trail was a combination of slush, snow, and a little ice.  Some small rocks helped with footing.  We hiked up…