Black Butte Start in The Dark

Peak Summited2023 Black Butte
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadHistoric Black Butte Trail #4026
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnowfields to cross - could be difficult
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

Such a fun day on the mountain! Started in the dark around 5am. Only ones on trail until way down. Logged 10.2 miles. Used microspikes all the way until the last .5/mile, switched to snowshoes then. Solid sheet of ice under snow dusting, definitely don’t attempt soon without some sort of traction. Major post holing on the NW side at the top. The wind was brutal. One of my favorite trails in Central Oregon. Whoop whoop!


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