|Peak Summited||2019 Black Crater|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Intermittent snow - not hard to cross|
|Trail Conditions||Minor obstacles posing few problems|
I was struck by the different landscapes. At first, it's kind of eerie how burnt out the area is. But keep going and you see a few wildflowers, then grass and green trees. Toward the top, you look in one direction you see trees for a long, long way and the other you see Mt. Washington to the north and Middle and North Sister to the south. There were a couple of snow fields that were a little challenging close to the top but passable. I brought my yaktrax but didn't use them. Then there's black and red lava at the top and a scenic place for pictures in every direction. Cool hike!