Butterfly’s and grasshoppers

What beauty to enjoy from amazing colorful butterflies to the beautiful sounds of the birds singing! We saw the vibrant colors of the wild flowers…

Late Start, Sun, Wind

Arrived at trailhead ~2pm, hot/dry/dusty though the burn, windy and cooler at summit. Snowfields on North side above 6k, microspikes and/or trekking poles are useful.

Black Crater Blast!

Weather was absolutely spectacular! Views all the way to Mt. Hood! Trail mostly well marked! Saw a total of only 14 other people all day!

Independence Day on top Black Crater

What a fantastic way to kick off the 4th of July!  The views were incredible and fascinating to see the regrowth beginning to happen from…

Beauty from within the ashes

I started up the trail about 9 am on the July 4 2020, with it being the 4th of  July and it being one of…

Black Crater

Beautiful hike! Very cold and windy at the top with socked in fog, but worth finding our own trail through the snow!

Dirty Girls Conquer Black Crater

Yet another adventure day working our way through this 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge. Dont be deceived by thos short hike: it can kick your…

Snow field shuffles

This was pretty standard until about 3/4 of the way up. There is some serious snowfields to cross. We actually lost the trail and pretty…

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…

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…

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…

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…