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ScreamingBanscheesGot Mama to the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Great Warm up hike 3rd time this year The wife got great pics
Posted Aug 29, 2009 11:05 pm

ericwillhiteNice trail and Lookouts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007


Hiked up with my 1 year old early in morning. Fire guy let me up lookout to discuss how he could get his one year old son to hike as well as mine. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/oregon_climbing/bend/black_butte_111.htm
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:07 am

DharmaBum1984Black Butte Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006


Hiked with my college roommates, drank Black Butte Porters on the summit after chilling them in the last remaining patch of snow.
Posted Jan 9, 2009 1:18 am

apachedinoAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008


Spectacular view for such an easy hike. Nice big old growth Ponderosa Pines. Couple inches of snow on the top and rhime a couple inches thick covering everything. Despite the recent storm activity I had clear views from Broken top all the way to Mount Adams peeking over the clouds int he distance. It doesn't hurt to summit at sunset either....amazing.
Posted Nov 30, 2008 6:27 pm

PallandoBeen up countless times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008


I live in Sisters, so I've been up and down who knows how many times. But my favorite was a spur of the moment decision with a friend. We devised our plan and within an hour had parked our car and started up at about midnight. For a good portion, we ran up, and because the trail starts to high up we made it to the top in no time. I just brought my sleeping bag which I kept on my back with a runner of webbing around my shoulders like a chest harness. We slept some, and then got up at dawn to admire the mountains, then headed back down because we both had to work early.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 11:06 pm

BCJSeveral times  Sucess!


Been up a number of times. The view of the surrounding peaks is beautiful.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 11:13 pm

BombchaserLong Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2007


I summited starting a long approach form the west because of deep snow, and eventually connecting in with the cimbers trail. The weather was snowing, high winds at summit, and a record storm moving into area. There was approximately two feet of snow. Trip was 11.80 miles long, and took 5.25 hours round trip.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:50 pm

johnny72kquick hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007
fast hike up, ran back down. nice views and something really nice to do if you only have an hour or two
Posted Nov 21, 2007 2:13 pm

ClodhopperClimbed right up.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2003


We walked right up the side. I worked at Black Butte Ranch for 2years and finally just dropped everything and walked up the side.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 9:00 pm

splattskiBlack Butte Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1964


Since my father was the district ranger at the time, I got to climb the old lookout tower.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 12:08 am

Infected MushroomBlack Butte trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Infected Mushroom

Saw a gopher snake and probably 100 chipmunks while hiking the trail.
Posted Sep 26, 2006 2:58 am

osatrik1962  Sucess!


Climbed during a family week at Camp Sherman when I was in high school.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 6:21 am

BSPclimberBlack Butte trail Dates climbed: July 1976 and June 1990  Sucess!


First ascent was with my brother, and the second was with my future wife. I remember trying to climb the lookout on the 1976 ascent, made it about 40 feet up and chickened out!
Posted Aug 2, 2006 5:27 am

mountaingazelleBlack Butte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006


This was the only mountain that was totally visible in the clouds so I decided to climb it. The Central Cascades were being hit by a storm. I still had a good view though. There is a fire lookout and other buildings on the summit.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 7:10 pm

calebEOCPicked up a hitchhiker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


Found a tick on my leg, first one I have picked up since I was a little kid ages ago. Other than that I made sure to feed the gluttonous chipmunks at top and play in the 10 foot wide snowpatch that remained on the north side of the mountain. Could make out Adams today, first time I have been able to see it from Central Oregon. Took my ex-fiancees girls along for the hike, they have been dying to hike Black Crater, but this had to do for today.

Hiked up in the evening to see if Black Crater Forest Fire was still visible. Could only see smoke plumes, looked like the fire is largely out.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 2:43 am

outdoorgirlBlack Butte Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


A great family climb for Memorial Day Weekend...a little chilly at the top, when the sky turned grey and the wind started blowing. Snow in patches with pieces of ice falling off of the lookout. Fun to finally get to the top of that "big hill" we always pass on our way home from Central Oregon!
Posted May 31, 2006 6:51 am

Mr. ClamRoute Climbed: Road/Bush wack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2006

Mr. Clam

I thought I was just going on a 2 hour hike to the summit, but when I got to the road that leads to the trail head it was coverd in snow. I decided to hike along the road which started out with light snow, but eventually i was sinking knee deep. After the 5 mile hike to the trail head i was running out of time and decided to just head strait up the mountain to the summit. This proved to be a long bush wack through deep powder (up to my waist in some spots), and to top it off i was wearing dress pants and fishing boots. When i finally summited it started to snow. I would recommend summiting when there is less snow.
Posted Mar 21, 2006 6:52 pm

Harry of OregonRoute Climbed: Black Butte Trail Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Harry of Oregon

Nice late summer hike.

Saw the first plumes of a fire on Warm Springs.

Neat Lookout cabin.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 1:38 pm

alexrRoute Climbed: balck butte trail Date Climbed: june/14/05  Sucess!


an easy hike took us longer to get there than it took to hike. we could see all the way to adams when we were up there. There was more than a hundered people on the mountain that day but most cleared oof by the late afternoon.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 5:21 pm

mtnsavyRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 2000  Sucess!
Almost as good as the porter at Deschutes.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:04 am

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