Tam Macarthur Rim to Broken Top

Difficult hike. On a good day - this is one of the finest hikes in Central Oregon (Tom's opinion). We start at three creeks lake then climb up to Tam Macarthur Rim with great views over Bend, Redmond and beyond. We then follow the "red ridge" to Broken Hand. This section has views of the basin between Broken Top, Middle and North Sister. Then comes the scrambly bit. There is no easy way around Broken Hand. One route scrambles through boulders. The other crosses a very loose cinder slope. We prefer the boulders. Finally we emerge on the ridge that leads to Broken Top. If everyone is feeling good we can follow the ridge to fantastic views of the Glacial Lake and the North face of Broken top. We return by the same route. Please note that there is some exposure to heights on the ridge. Distance - about 10 to 12 miles. Elevation gain - about 1500 feet. Time - about 6 hours. Meet at Starbucks in Cascade Village (by World Market and Best Buy) at 8am.

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  • Dixie B.

    Exceptional!! The views were absolutely stunning!!! The weather perfect, co-hikers the best....thank you everyone and especially Tom & hazel for organizing this hiking meetup group!

    August 3, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic hike! Thanks Tom, you always do the best. Really happy to make it all the way to the end.

    August 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just finished looking at all of the photos twice....this group REALLY had a super hike and a lot of fun butt slidng! Thanks Tom & Hazel for scouting the routes and esp. Hazel for leading a few us who prefer not to get too high.

    August 1, 2010

  • rachelle m.

    Fabulous what a day!

    August 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spectacular! Fantastic views and a perfect day.

    August 1, 2010

  • Amber

    Perfect hike, perfect weather, perfect group! An all-around perfect day!! Thanks, Tom and Hazel!

    August 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect hike. Perfect weather. Perfect company.

    July 31, 2010

  • David

    I need a ride from Starbux. [masked] David.

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Rob. Hazel and I were also there. The snow is on the North side of Broken hand. I think that is still not advisable. There is a scramble route around the South side that is passable.

    July 30, 2010

  • Rob

    Hey, I did most of this hike last Sunday. I started late and ended up running down to escape the lightning storms! I turned around at what I think from this description must be Broken Hand. FYI last Sunday that cinder slope was still a snow slope in which I could sink my axe to the hilt. The slope is in shade though... the boulders on top looked to be free of snow though I didn't go up that way to check.

    Anyway, enjoy, the views are excellent!

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom, can I meet you guys in Sisters, like at Ray's, about 8:30?

    Larry

    July 30, 2010

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