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Broken Top

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

East face of Broken Top and the Bend Glacier from No Name Lake (bobcat)
Broken Top's south cirque and the Collier Glacier from the Broken Top Trail (bobcat)
West face of Broken Top from the Green Lakes area (Martell)
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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, with the large south cirque (It's not a crater) carved into the heart of the mountain.

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 south cirque and is a popular destination for hikers.

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