South Sister alongside the northwestern flank of Broken Top.
After taking a zillion photos of the Milky Way the other night, Mars popped up over the shoulder of Broken Top as we were wandering back to camp - this was my last shot of the night. Mars is looking brighter, yellower, and more prominent than I ever remember seeing it. As it turns out, other than in 2003, this is the closest Mars has been to Earth in the last 60,000 years and will continue its bright streak through the rest of summer. Go check it out!
Broken top always looks like a painting out of a fairy tale. Today I ran up to broken top and back down. Didn’t summit because it’s too sketchy with the dogs. But 5 1/2 miles round trip with 1450 vert gain is pretty great! We also swam and looked at wild flowers. Great day off work👍🏼
For Sale: Gorgeous green Hubei turquoise earrings with sterling silver cypress castings.
Molly’s work in progress is incredible! It started out as Mt. Bachelor but she decided to change it up a bit and said it’s more like broken top now. But with art it can be any magical mountain you created! And we just love the progress she’s making! Molly shows such heart and love for art and many other topics. We know she’s going to do something incredible one day. ❤️ #bendbusiness #bendoregon #thisisbend #bachelor #brokentop #art #youngartist #artlessons
Me staring at Broken Top a couple weeks ago thinking, nope I’m not ever about to climb that mountain. Well life is short and I found out things can change in the blink of an eye. I’m not going to let fear hold me back from conquering yet another challenge; therefore, I’m heading up this weekend to tackle another challenging and dangerous mountain.
We completed the #brokentop
loop a few weekends ago - ~30mi in 48 hours! We survived the low elevation mosquito swarms and enjoyed all the backcountry sledding. Key advice to our more cautious selves: sled down Broken Top crater - it really isn't that steep! I tried out my new #gregorypacks
a Jade 38L which was 22lbs with 2.5L of water for that #ultralight
Broken Top looked so epic up close and personal with No Name Lake below. (Literally named “No Name Lake”) What name would you give this lake? 😜
Finally experienced Broken Top on sunny day☀️
After 10 miles of hiking Broken Top I must say, this is my absolute favorite hike I have ever done. Absolutely incredible. Also, I had to add the hilarious photos of jumping into no name lake. To say it is cold is the world’s biggest understatement.
Clouds were starting to build over Broken Top as we were coming down from South Sisters. Not a place you would want to be when arcing sparks are falling from the sky. #brokentop #coolclouds #bendoregon
I’m claiming today to be mountain Monday! 💪🏼 .
That’s a thing, right?
One of the most difficult mentally and physically for myself but I’m proud I did it! Couldn’t have asked for better hiking sisters to join me 😍 when it says trail not maintained they mean way more than just a few sticks and rock in your way... ha ha #brokentop #nonamelake #optoutside
No Name Lake. Fun fact: it's really cold. Funner fact: I made super normal, non-high pitch screams when I jumped in 🙃