A sunny, late spring day at the Black Butte Ranch. What better way to spend the early afternoon than climbing to the summit of 6,436-foot Black Butte?
Nothing that we could think of.
It was a very enjoyable hike with splendid views of all the nearby snow-covered peaks – – – the Sisters, Broken Top, Three-fingered Jack, Mt. Washington and Mt. Jefferson.
Initially the trail climbed through large Ponderosa pines before breaking out into the open alpine area with scattered white-bark pines.
A pleasant hike indeed.