Backpacking  2015 - Broken Top Loop  [96]

2015 - Broken Top Loop

August 2015 four day backpacking trip in the Broken Top area of the Three Sisters Wilderness. We had a small group this year, consisting of Ryan, Mark, Gary, and myself. Our routed was a loop, starting and ending at Three Creeks Lake, circumnavigating Broken Top in a counter-clockwise direction. Our first nights camp was at Golden Lake, second nights camp at Green Lakes, and the last nights camp high on the east side of Broken Top at nearly 8000 feet. Although we were on official trails most of the time, several off-trail segments were required to complete this loop. The scenery around Broken Top is spectacular, and the mountain is unique in that it appears completely different as you view it from different directions. The highlight was spending the last night high on the mountain, watching the stars on a moonless night, and a sunrise visit to the unnamed lake below Bend Glacier on the last morning. Again, it was another great backpacking trip.