Black Crater

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Leader: Jennifer Baer
Hike: 8 miles, 2500 ft (Difficult)

No need for sunscreen on this day! There was a steady rain on our way to the trail head, but as we dropped down on the east side of 242 the rain stopped. Occasionally the clouds parted and we got some views. The rumbles of thunder were distant initially, but as we neared the summit were nearly upon us; most of the group turned around or stopped. Andy reported white out conditions and sleet at the summit. After heading down, the weather quickly cleared and we took advantage of some brief sunshine to enjoy lunch. Back at the trail head, very few cars remained. Some of us stopped at Dee Wright on the way home to enjoy the blustery conditions and the full brunt of the storm arrived minutes later with soaking rain and more lightning and thunder. Thanks to the group for being flexible with our hiking plans on this unusual summer day.

Members: Baer, Jennifer, James, Daphne, Popowsky, Brian, McIvor, Andrew, Camp, Marianne, Hildreth, Dick.

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