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White snow on Black Butte

Peak Summited2021 Black Butte
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadUpper and Lower trailheads
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance only
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnowfields to cross - could be difficult
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Upper trail was beautiful most of the way. The Northwest switchback is still icy, but easily passed with caution or Yak Tracks on your shoes. My partner and I bought crampons for practice on the hard packed summit snow. And did use them on the lower ice. It made the hike much easier but not necessary for today's summit. The sky was clear and the view was amazing!

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