From hwy straight up the snow.
After failing to climb South Sister due to weather more reminiscent of the middle of winter, then of June, we stopped and hiked to the top of Black Butte and checked out the lookout towers and the view. Watched the storm clouds blow in across the lands below.
I have hiked to the Black Butte Lookout many times over the past couple of years. It is a great, short hike with rewarding views.
Quick 2-3 hr morning hike with Mai-Anh. Amazing views of Jefferson, 3 fingered jack, hood, north sister, south sister
ti was a good hike to the top of black butte but, it was a very hot to the top. and on the way down i felt better & that 4 mile hike felt like a 8 mile hike.
road getting pretty rough for a family car on the last mile or so. wierd constructions on top are very Oregon Nuveau. views north to "Jefferson", Wy-East (Hood), & Pah-to (Adams), + 3 Fingered Jack, "Mt. Washington", 2 of 3 Sisters, & Broken Top.
Good workout but I don't know if the dust will ever come out of my shoes!
Short but sweet. Weather was just starting to blow in and unfortunately it was a pretty smoky day. But still, the views from the top are something else.
Great Warm up hike 3rd time this year The wife got great pics
Hiked with my college roommates, drank Black Butte Porters on the summit after chilling them in the last remaining patch of snow.
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.
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.
Been up a number of times. The view of the surrounding peaks is beautiful.
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.
fast hike up, ran back down. nice views and something really nice to do if you only have an hour or two
We walked right up the side. I worked at Black Butte Ranch for 2years and finally just dropped everything and walked up the side.
Saw a gopher snake and probably 100 chipmunks while hiking the trail.
Climbed during a family week at Camp Sherman when I was in high school.
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!
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.