Green Lakes Trail

For our last day in Bend, we hiked one of our favorite trails from the Fall Creek trailhead up to Green Lakes. The only slight downer was that it’s a very heavily used trail, and that the projected high temperature in Bend was in the high 90’s. I only carried the Canon point and shoot camera for this hike and took few photos.

Fall Creek

Fall Creek

The trail follows Fall Creek, and its rushing sounds and small waterfalls are pleasing. About 2 miles up, the trail crosses the creek on a log. Karen does not like these, and it took us some time to negotiate the crossing going up. Coming down was easier.

Fall Creek squeezed by lava flow

Fall Creek squeezed by lava flow

After the creek crossing, the trail climbs more steeply, again following the creek which has been squeezed by a recent (say 2,000 yrs) lava flow against the wooded hillside. At the top of the climb lies the Green Lakes basin, a rather barren pumice and sand field on the eastern flank of South Sister.

South Sister lava flow

South Sister lava flow

South Sister

South Sister

Green Lakes, South Sister

Green Lakes, South Sister

Links
Everytrail GPS track for Green Lakes Trail hike

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