Gray Butte Escape in Winter!

Peak Summited2020 Gray Butte
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSkull Hollow 💀 Campground
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a dog
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

What a beautiful Winter day for a hike! My husband, and 2 dogs enjoyed this straight forward, short trail to the peak on the morning away from our conference. It was around 45-55 degrees, clear blue sky with sun out. A small amount of snow in trail near start. The clear 360 degree view of all the other peaks was worth the climb. We started at 10 am, passed  1 couple w a dog going up and 1 runner + 2 solo hikers on the descent. I am slow, it was RT 6.8 mi, and we did it in 3 hours (27 min pace) which was 2 hours up and 1 back.


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