Rescheduled Level 3- Lava Top Butte Hike

(4/23) With the prescribed burn going on, I don't want to take chances of getting caught in the smoke. The winds are blowing to the south. The burn is north of Lave Top Butte. So this is rescheduled for Friday afternoon. Sorry!

 

IMO-One of the coolest butte we have around here.


Pretty close too, just a few miles past Bessie Butte on road NF-1810. The hike distance will be dependent on road conditions to how close we can get to the butte. Could be 4 miles or 2 miles, with an elevation gain of about 400 feet.

For those who care to, we can hike down into the crater.

 

 

 

Hiking around the rim of butte will be on uneven lava rock, some scrambling. Should make it back to cars before dark, but bring a headlamp or flashlight to be safe.

We'll meet at the north end of Fred Meyer's parking, under the gas price signs at 5:30 pm. We'll leave at 5:35 pm.

 

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  • Michael

    One of the better hikes I've been on with the Meetup Group. Good time and lots of laughs - Thanks guys!

    April 27, 2013

  • Kathy S.

    I had a great time. Thanks Aaron.

    April 27, 2013

  • Kathy S.

    I had a great time. Thanks Aaron.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a beautiful and great hike! Thanks Aaron!

    April 27, 2013

  • Aaron

    We were able to drive almost to the base of the butte. Nice rocky little hike. My Garmin stats were 1.2 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation. Had some new hikers join us, and they did great!
    Beautiful sunset!

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Laura

    Great hike.. Thanks Aaron

    April 26, 2013

  • Deborah C.

    challenging, but fun. Always great group of people. Aaron did a good job as leader

    April 26, 2013

  • Kristina

    Doesnt look like I can make it in time. Sorry. Thanks

    April 26, 2013

  • Aaron

    Remember to bring some bug spray... just in case! We will be off trail..

    April 26, 2013

  • Aaron

    Bring a good headlamp or flashlight. If time allows and everyone is up for it, there's a cave half mile northwest of the butte we can check out. I've never been to the cave, so I don't know the condition of it...

    April 26, 2013

  • carl

    is this NO dogs?????

    April 25, 2013

    • Aaron

      We'll be hiking on uneven/sharp lava rocks, not a good place for dogs I feel..

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first outing with the group - looking forward to a great hike and meeting you all!

    April 25, 2013

  • Aaron

    Sorry folks! Rather be safe than sorry.

    April 24, 2013

  • William C.

    I'm out of town on Friday.

    April 23, 2013

  • Pia W.

    Sorry, I will not be able to hike this Friday night:(

    April 23, 2013

  • Nicolette S.

    I have a prior commitment so can't make this hike, but you all will love it, it's really cool with great views! :)

    April 23, 2013

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