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Broken Top Trail, Three Sisters Wilderness Area- Central Oregon | by Mike Putnam
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Broken Top Trail, Three Sisters Wilderness Area- Central Oregon

The beautiful Broken Top Trail located off of the Cascade Lakes Highway near the town of Bend, Oregon offers some of the best alpine hiking in the state of Oregon. Dry open ridges mingle with forests of mountain hemlock and subalpine firs. The Broken Top trail forks with one route leading to the Broken Top caldera and the other fork leading to the lake seen above which is known to locals as "No-Name Lake". While the lake name is indecisive, the hike is glorious. For a very short window in summer, the No-Name Lake shares its glacial basin with wonderful groupings of alpine wildflowers.

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Taken on August 17, 2010