What’s better than a spontaneous backpacking adventure? Turns out, not much. This weekend I found myself hoofing it up Broken Top Mountain, and wondering what I’d got myself into.
The trail is approximately 5 miles round trip, and the landscape did not disappoint.
The hike started out dry and dusty, with views of Mt. Bachelor & Broken Top along the way.We walked up and up, past streams, lava fields & snowbanks.After scurrying up a creek bed, we were presented with the glowing waters of No Name Lake.
Once we dropped off our gear at our campsite, we scrambled up the ridge to see things from a different perspective. As the light changed, so did the color of the stones.The lake’s reflective qualities intensified as the sun set.
From the ridge, a collection of Oregon’s peaks could be seen.All in all, the journey to No Name Lake was one of my favorites; the mountains were tall, the water was clear, and the company was fantastic. Better get to it before the snow does 🙂