Black Butte 5-5-21

Photos by Barry and Bob

We headed south to hike up to the top of Black Butte under almost clear skies and a slight breeze.  The winds did pick up a bit and were a bit challenging at certain points along the trail.  There was one 15 feet long stretch of snow on a steep slope, but we all managed to get by it. 

Lunch on top was great, with amazing 360 degrees views.  As we headed back to the cars, a guy passed us running up and then down the trail, which made our sore feet and bodies from walking over the rocks/boulders feel even worse, but what can we say.

Keeley Kirkendall

Bob Hutton wrote the below about Shasta and Black Butte, which we found fascinating. 

Interesting Geological info about Shasta

Fire Mountains of the West (3rd edition) 2005, By Stephen Harris is an excellent reference summarizing all Cascade volcanoes (Amazon has it or I would be glad to lend my copy to anyone who is interested.  It is an easy read, with a detail glossary 

Ashland Hiking Home

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