|Peak Summited||2021 Black Butte|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Black Butte Lower Trailhead (adds 7 miles from the higher trailhead)|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with children (12 & under)|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
This was so much fun. I really did not plan for a 12 mile hike, but that is what the GPS said. Great trail, great views. The kids had a great time.
We parked at the lower trailhead and it was just about 4 miles before we reached the upper trailhead parking lot. It was a great spot to use the bathroom and have a snack before continuing to the top, which was about another 2 miles. As we approached the top, the fog began to cover the summit, temps dropped and the wind picked up. It was awesome, especially because we are new to Central Oregon and we always joke about how crazy the weather is.
Great first summit for me and my 9/11 kids. We look forward to the next one, here we come Lookout Mountain.