Black Crater Sunset

Peak Summited2020 Black Crater
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadThe main one at the gravel lot off hwy 242
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Got to the trailhead at 6pm. Only one other car there. Trail in great condition despite the recent fire. Made it to the summit in 1 hour 15 minutes. A little wind but not bad at all. Great views. Amazing to see the back side of south sister where I sat two weeks ago and watched the sunrise. Cool summit, the crater is insane. Hung out at the top for a bit then headed back down. 3 hrs all together(forgot to stop the tracker when I got down that’s why the photo says 3:45) with a couple stops. Car is set to camp, so stayed night in the lot, stars everywhere, no one else around. In the morning woke to 6 cats in the lot at 8 am. Left and stopped at Scott lake, dee Wright observatory, and did proxy falls as well before returning to Eugene.

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