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Black Butte summit by Grundenschmertz Evil Inc. – Six Pack #1

Peak Summited2021 Black Butte
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBlack Butte Trailhead - Deschutes Wilderness Area
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with children (12 & under), Hiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad rough but passable
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnowfields to cross - could be difficult
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Snow on ice in spots on the trail on the way up. Last 1/4 mile or so, completely covered in snow. Difficult, but passes with a 5 year old. Also other families with kids under 10. It’s certainly doable.

Several dogs. Which is only source of complaints. Dog owners leave no trace means you haul your dogs crap down. Not leave it for someone else.
I am a dog owner. On top of our own animal, we brought out 8 bags! Come on people!

 

Other than poor dog handling, great day. Temps were good. Blossoms are starting. Buds are popping. Great day to be on Oregon!!!

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