Matthieu Lakes on the Pacific Crest Trail


While staying at good friends Paul and Sharon’s home in Black Butte, Paul suggested I return to Matthieu Lakes which we had done together a few years ago.

The previous two days I endured thunder and lightning storms while hiking to Jefferson Park and Three Fingered Jack. Hiking south from McKenzie Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail sounded like a good plan for the day.

And, good plan it was. The weather was excellent, and the lakes along the trail were very pleasant.

Early morning light on Mt. Washington from the meadows at Black Butte Ranch

Early morning light on Mt. Washington from the meadows at Black Butte Ranch

Mt. Washington from McKenzie Pass

Mt. Washington from McKenzie Pass

Pond along the loop trail

Pond along the loop trail

Storm clouds building over North SIster

Storm clouds building over North SIster

North Matthieu Lake

North Matthieu Lake

South SIster

South SIster

Pacific Crest Trail passing through the results of many volcanic eruptions in the area

Pacific Crest Trail passing through the results of many volcanic eruptions in the area

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