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1 hour ago

Love this hike!!!!

Help, I’d like to hike this trail. But I cannot get permits. Any help appreciated spcjasondavis@yahoo.com

I did this trail this morning, and brought my dog along. The trail in general was nice, with a steady incline, nothing to steep! Gorgeous views as well, and lots of bird watching and wildflowers! Definitely use bug spray. I was hoping since we went early this morning we could avoid them, but it wasn’t mosquitoes that were the issue. The black flies were absolutely awful, and we were bit several times. Our poor dog had a hard time keeping them away. The bees were everywhere, and we were swarmed by them in quite a few places. If you have an allergy, do NOT do this without your epi pen! Overall, I would do this again, but bug spray would be a must.

Awesome hike! We camped the night before at Climbers Bivouac which surprisingly had several open sites. Sites have fire pits. Started hiking at 7am with clear skies. There are four sections up to the summit - forest, lower boulder field, upper boulder field, and ash/gravel. It’s an incredible hike and before you know it you’ll be above the clouds and will be able to see Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. The hike gets progressively more difficult as you go up and a pair of hiking poles is useful. It was perfect blue skies at the top and you could also see Mt. Rainer. Be cautious of the snow/ice at the summit - these are parts of cornices and are very dangerous to step on. If you walk down to the left there’s a spot where you can see the volcanos caldera and smoke coming out. Started hiking down around 1:30pm when it started to get cloudy. Glissaded down parts we could. Make sure you put on sunscreen! Enjoy.

If interested, I have 4 permits for 07/07. Please email me to marisha.u@gmail.com

hiking
16 hours ago

100% snow free. Nps website was outdated. Poles and crampons not needed at all. Few good views along with the way and some waterfalls. Went up to Burrough for 1.1 miles but turned back. Views were better there imo.

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17 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Went up on 4/5/2020. Got to the TH around 10 am. A few other vehicles made it up the extremely rough road before us. We have a Silverado and it did just fine. If you have a higher clearance vehicle and take your time, it’s doable. Trail was amazing! So many beautiful wildflowers of all colors and the bear grass was excellent! Worth the drive in!

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19 hours ago

What a fantastic hike. Route finding is sometimes tricky and we had to backtrack a couple of times, but it's a ton of fun. The gradient is consistently pretty steep, but since the hike is so short it's doable. Somewhat comparable to Cable Line, but with vastly better views. The scramble at the top was tricky. We only summited the first peak and had no idea how to get to the second and final one despite having a map and reading other people's reviews. Maybe another day!

Enjoyed this trail. Lacked in views but was quiet and peaceful. The loop was decent pretty easy terrain to navigate. The view from Shadow Mountain was nice. It was a sunny day and we had nice sunny parts and shady parts which was great.

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no shade
1 day ago

What a scenic trail! Such a beauty! We hiked this trail last year with my family and friends and the view is just breathtaking! There’s falls, wildflowers, wild animals. It’s heaven! I’d definitely come and do this trail again when I come and visit! I never get tired exploring any trails and Washington State is one of the best that has an amazing and gorgeous view!

Hiked this over the 4th of July weekend. Cloudy up to Black Butte on day one made route finding a little difficult. But with proper GPS and maps, most should be fine. Crevasse crossing started around 6,400 feet but were very narrow. We had to dig into the snow to set up tents but the butte blocked most of the wind. We started hiking the next morning at 3 AM in thick fog so again route finding was tricky and there were lots of larger crevasses and seracs to look out for. We only saw one other lone hiker out there with us at that time. Our leader had to kick in steps up to 3 feet deep in places due to fresh snow. We worked our way to the steeper upper mountain and hit the base of the Roman wall around 6 AM. Steep and some exposed sections due to hard snow/ice but we were able to kick in with crampons ok. Reached the summit around 7:13 AM to winds and cold so we didn’t stay long. Worked our way down carefully on the upper mountain to see about 3 other groups making their way up. Clouds kept moving in and out. Made it down without much trouble, but be ready for changing conditions on this one! Only reason for 4 stars was because the clouds blocked what would’ve been awesome views!

Went up on 4th of July to watch the sun set and full moon rise. Easiest of trails to get to the top but driving there is the challenge. I have a highlander; just drive slow and you’ll be fine.

Such a beautiful trail- the actual trail was not difficult and the wildflowers were in full bloom. The drive getting there was very difficult. I have a 2020 Rav4 AWD and made it up as long as I took my time but would have liked more clearance. Definitely need a car with high clearance & 4x4/AWD. Hope this helps!

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1 day ago

Amazing views. Went in the afternoon. Crampons and two poles for the way up are critical but navigating skills and gps as the Nps website suggests is overkill. 10,000 steps to follow. Went at 2:30 and it was t shirt weather for the first 1.5 miles. Put a windbreaker for the last stretch. Bunch of fun slides on the way down. Sit on your jacket and don’t miss out on that fun.

Parking lot is completely clear. Snow spots on the way up. Once you get to the clearing, there is still a snow field. Tracks leading up to rail road grade, easy to follow. Definitely recommend gaiters. Soft snow made for some pretty wet feet.

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