3 Sisters in the Cascades

hiking to the top of pilot butte in bend, in the high desert of central oregon, with views of the cascade mountains to the west: 3 sisters pictured here.

... waiting for the thunderstorm
Three Sisters in the Cascade Mountains
viewed from Pilot Butte in Bend in Central Oregon

One can reach the summit of Pilot Butte either by driving or hiking. The hiking trail makes a 2 mile loop, and as I understand it, most people climb up either the trail or the road then walk down the other. The road is paved. There are a few parking spaces at the top and a vault toilet. The road makes a ring around the summit, and within it, at the top, find the viewing platform, from there one can see expansive views all around Bend, Oregon: The Cascade Mountains to the west and the high desert to the east. I've included no photos of Oregon's high desert to the east because of the lowering clouds.

Directions to Pilot Butte in Bend, Oregon.

Forward ~ Bend, Oregon: Bachelor Butte from Pilot Butte State Park, waiting for the thunder.

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The Three Sisters of the Cascade Mountains as seen from Sisters in central Oregon.

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Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in south central Oregon, near Crater Lake National Park.

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Walking along the river (pictured above) at Gathering Light ... a retreat with the Elfin "Tree House" in the background. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.