Black Butte Wives Tale

The old Central Oregon wives tale; if you can still see the snow on Black Butte it’s too early to plant your garden. Today was…

Black Butte

Beautiful day, was very glad to get in this hike before all the state parks close. Trail was a bit icy. Our group could’ve used…

Black Butte Hike

It’s been quite a while since I hiked Black Butte, but it was just as awesome as I remembered! The weather wasn’t perfect, but the…

Black Butte Butt Kicker

Although it was short it sure was a butt kicker! Very dusty, happy to have been up & down before 11am!

Great Sunday Morning

Nice, moderate Sunday morning hike. We started just after 11 and summited around noon. The wind was a bit much at the summit, but luckily…

Sunrise on Black Butte

We left Camp Sherman at 4:30 am to summit Black Butte for sunrise. It was dark, cold and clear. Our group included my 7 year…

Black Butte #PuppyTroubles

First hike of the 6 peaks and it was short and sweet. Was a round trip of 4.23 miles with approximately 1,460ft of elevation gained.…

Magic Chipmunks

Chipmunks were found, chipmunks were fed…  don’t judge me.

The Scottish Warrior

The Hike was great! Actually second time doing it this month! Did it with a friend that signed up for the six pack of peaks,…

Great day on Black Butte

Cloudy skies up north in Portland and Mt. Hood prevented us to go hiking so we headed down south toward Bend when forecast was better.…

First Peak Black Butte

Weather was fair and cool. Not too windy at the top but a light jacket or sweatshirt recommended. Trail is well maintained.

Black Butte: toilet with a view

Windy and sunny, lovely day hiking the 10 mile round trip from the lower Black Butte Trail all the way up. Passed by crazy runners…

Black Butteiful

Lovely weather for hiking today. We started at the lower trailhead at 0920, the sun was just breaking through the clouds and it was reasonably…

Black Butte with Barley

After a couple of weeks of hot weather I took advantage of today’s cooler temperatures and headed out for a morning hike up Black Butte.…

Blue Bird day on Black Butte

A fun hike up Black Butte with the Mountain Mo’s. Despite the cooler temps, the trial was dusty, exposed, and hot the last mile which…

Black Butte on a Blue Bird Day

After a coffee stop in Sisters, we got an early start and enjoyed the cool morning ascent.  The 360 degree views were beautiful, with trees…

Mountain Mo’s hike Black Butte

Trail was in great shape!  The hike itself was a nice challenge as it was all uphill with a pretty decent elevation gain from the…

Black Butte w/ Mountain Mo’s

Another warm and fun day with our fun group. Warm at the bottom and cool breeze at the top.  After returning from summiting the peak,…

Black Butte

It was a bit foggy on the mountain so didn’t get to enjoy all the views but it was a nice hike.  Trail is in…

Butte-iful day on Black Butte

Beautiful,day for a quick hike up Black Butte, my second peak for the challenge. Carpooled with zany friend Ben and we’re the second car to…

Straight up Black Butte

Trail conditions and the weather were outstanding. We got up to the trailhead by 8:00 on this Saturday, and we were some of the first…

Breezy Black Butte

It was the perfect day…but windy and chilly at the top. Don’t forget to being layers and some rain protection!

Blacke Butte

Great hike with 9 others… 4 of them are in the challenge. Combination of hot sunny weather and rain showers up top.

Black Butte

Great day for a hike.  Too early for wildflowers though.  Trail in great condition.   A bit of snow.

Hikerbabe takes on Black Butte!

What a gorgeous day for a hike! A few hikerbabes got on the trail, so excited the gate to Black Butte was finally open! Trekking…

Snowshoeing Black Butte

Could not make it to the main Black Butte trail head because of heavy snow, had to park at the upper butte loop trail and…

Black Butte

Perfect winter day to hike Black Butte! Low fog layer which made you feel as high as the heavens and sunny, clear skies. The trail…

Bewitching Black Butte

Quick up and down before a late start work day. Clear skies. Slightly windy at the top.

Black Butte

We took my 6 year old son up to the peak, and in order for him to stay motivated, we searched for Geocaching locations. He…

Fall on Black Butte

Great Fall day for a hike up Black Butte. Plus, my fellow challenger’s son had fun geocaching on the way up. Nice day for our…

Wash boarding to Black Butte

The road to the hike is one of the most washboardy roads I have ever been on and the last mile of the drive almost…

Short and Sweet

the hike is short and pleasant. it is an easy hike. Three sisters and Mt Jefferson are visible on this trail. I believe the three…

Foggy Black Butte

Not that great of a hike! We started hiking with some cloud cover but it looked like it would burn off by the time we…

Black Butte [Porter]

Day Four Hike. Ahh man; four peaks in four days were less than the 6 I wanted, but so cool; what an experience. Black Butte…

Black Butte Beauty

Hiked BB on Aug 14 – smoky, hazy sky. We could barely make out surrounding peaks, and the Black Butte Resort/golf courses down below. This…

Black Butte

Six peaks. 22 hours! 👊🦅🔥🇺🇸 #sixpeakssufferfest #sixpackofpeaks #teamrwb

Black Butte

Last hike of the weekend. Stormy was tired so we gave him a lift to the top. Spotted some grouse along the trail.

Black Butte-y

Started at 8:30 to beat the heat. First half shaded. Great views of all 3 Sisters, Mt Washington, Mt Jefferson, Mt Hood, & Mt Adams.…

Freeway to the Back Butte summit

Got a relatively early start to avoid the heat. We accomplished that but should have started earlier to avoid some of the 35+ people we…

Beautiful Evening on a Butte

Absolutely beautiful evening hike up Black Butte. The trail starts at an incline and keeps going for 2 miles till the top. We had a…

Black Butte-y

Beautiful day, clear skies, no bugs, and perfect temps. Hiked up at 6pm, enjoyed a summit beer and headed back down. Saw two other parties…

Beautiful Black Butte

Amazing bluebird day with my friend. The Butte was covered with butterflies all the way back down to the parking lot, wildflowers still blooming, and…

PNW Tour: Black Butte

Saved the easiest one for last. With frapuccino in hand and exhausted from the prior 5 peaks, casually worked our way to the summit to…

Black Beast

it was fun, with my two favorite hiking partners Sarah and mila! the view up there is fantastic.

Black Butte Beauty

Trail conditions were good but there was unexpected ice on the vegetation. It was cloudy with sun breaks and beautiful views. Cool at the summit…

Black Butte

A little chilly at the start with beautiful frost on the trees which melted on our way back down. The kids were awesome and loved…

Black Butte

It was a hot day, a long hike, and the views were rewarding! Super impressed by the endurance/ultramarathon runners using the long trail for training.…

Warm welcome from Black Butte

Great weather, beautiful views, warm welcome to Bend Oregon. Out of order, but first hike for me to kick off my six pack of peaks…

Black Butte for the win

Grabbed our first peak after officially becoming Oregonians! Our good friends came down from Portland to enjoy the beautiful weather and the amazing views at…

Black Butte

The hike was great. The second mile to the top is mostly exposed so sunscreen is important on sunny days. There was no snow left…

Black Butte

beautiful day, cloudy with blue skies poking through. Amazing views. Small amount of snow on trail near the top.

Breakfast Blend

A milder cup. A shade lighter than most of our offerings—more toasty than roasty— it was the result of playing with roast and taste profile…

Slow goin

A bit of a challenge for me. It’s a steady climb and I had trouble catching my breath especially towards the top. I’m not used…

Black Butte

It was a beautiful day for the hike – sun with a few clouds. The trail doesn’t have much shade so it’s great to do…

Black Butte times 2

We hiked the historic Black Butte trail. From the bottom of the butte. 10.5 miles with 3400 ft gains…Two days later did the shorter route.…

Black Butte in the fall

Gorgeous outside today! Wasn’t sure if I was going to get in anymore of the 6 peaks after losing so many weeks to the fires,…