Black Crater Hater

I chose to summit Black Crater on a day that no one should have hiked this.  I did it solo because I had other plans…

Black Crater Hike

First time visiting Black Crater for us. This hike was a pretty decent climb with amazing views at the top!

Black Crater

Beautiful hike! Hardly anyone on the trail. Amazing views all around.

Black Crater

This is an incredible hike. The first few miles take you through a burn, where wildflowers are returning and the colors and contortions of the…

Black Crater

Interesting hike through a burnt area, a little deer and elk sign on trail.  Hiked on a Friday morning early and only ran into a…

Black Crater #TheStartoftheChallenge

This hike was Awesome! Definitely felt the difficulty level jumped up from the first two peaks and the length of the hike almost doubled (about…

Black Crater

Weather clear- we started early to avoid the hike. View from top great.

Black Crater

Hiked again with my Dad : ) Would recommend hiking poles to help with descent down. Can be hard on the knees as my poor…

First peak in the books!

Beautiful day with blue skies and a comfortable breeze. The trail was well maintained, and we didn’t encounter any bugs until the peak. The first…

Black Crater

Beautiful day hike with amazing views of surrounding cascades. Rated as hard but moderate for any experienced hiker. Lots of burnt area with small saplings…

Into the Mist of Black Crater

A cool day for our ascent of Black Crater. So glad about that with the continuous uphill climb! Top was a bit windy and foggy…with…

Foggy and fantastic

Warm hike up with blooming wild flowers. Crossed some snow patches and met fog and chilly wind on top. Barely caught glimpses of the mountains…

So many butterflies!

I made a last minute decision this morning to head up to Black Crater. Recent trip reports made me confident that I could throw on…

Snow won’t stop me!

Besides a few down trees we had to climb over, the trail was in really good shape. Mind blowing to see all the burn but…

Black Crater

Weather was great. Some snow near the top covered the trail and made it difficult to follow. I followed tracks that went straight up tuard’s…

Amazing views at Black Crater

Great hike on Black Crater. This hike starts from the Black Crater TH and immediatelly starts climbing uphill. Trail in good condition, easy to follow.…

Black Crater Hike

Not much more to add than what Jeff already said except that now 242 is open. Yay! We lost the trail approx 1000’ to the…