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Broken Top

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Broken Top from the Green Lakes area (Martell)
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Description

Broken Top is an extinct stratovolcano in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The volcano last saw activity about 100,000 years ago, and since then glaciers, including the current Crook and Bend Glaciers, have whittled down the peak to a rugged encircling rim of rock around a sunken crater.

The Northwest Ridge approach is the most popular means of attaining the summit. This route is normally reached from the Green Lakes area. Many climbers rope up at some point as there is some exposure closer to the actual summit block. A viewpoint 1,000 feet lower than the summit offers a view over the crater and is a popular destination for hikers.

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