Summit of Black Butte

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.


Cupola on summit of Black Butte

Cupola on summit of Black Butte (Three-fingered Jack in background)

Scarlet Gilia

Scarlet Gilia

Black Butte Ranch Lodge (4,000-foot below)

Black Butte Ranch Lodge (3,000 feet below)


Popcorn Flower

Mt. Jefferson

Mt. Jefferson

Golden Mantle looking for a handout

Golden Mantle looking for a handout


Does anyone recognize this? (I’m stumped.)

My Favorite Model

My Favorite Model





Three-fingered Jack

Three-fingered Jack

Your Humble Scribe

Your Humble Scribe



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  1. Always good to see your favorite model.

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