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A bright day for Black Crater

Peak Summited2021 Black Crater
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBlack Crater trailhead
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Smokey skies and dusty trail, but a beautiful hike through a burned out forest.  Amazing what a forest fire can leave behind.

we left the trailhead at 8:30 and summited 2 hours later around 10:30-10:40am, then back at the car at 12:00pm.

The hike was mostly through the burned trees, with some areas of wild flowers and small green bushes.  We topped out with a moonscape crossing towards the rocky summit.  Another cool sight.  We climbed the rocks to the true summit and then walk along the crater rim for a bit.  No views due to the smoke, but we did see the tips of a few mountains.

Great hike.

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