Taking the long way from Soda Creek

Mark Morical Published Aug 27, 2014 at 12:11AM
Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Soda Creek Trail takes hikers through several meadows.
Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Broken Top Trail offers hikers close-up views of the 9,175-foot peak.
Mark Morical / The Bulletin Hikers make their way along the Soda Creek Trail with Broken Top in the background.
ORIG / 08-15-14 / Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Bulletin reporter Mark Morical's 14 mile loop hike in the Central Oregon Cascades.
Mark Morical / The Bulletin A hike into the bowl of Broken Top revealed colorful layers of eroded rock.
Mark Morical / The Bulletin South Sister pops into view along the Broken Top Trail high in the Cascades.
ORIG / 08-15-14 / Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Bulletin reporter Mark Morical's 14 mile loop hike in the Central Oregon Cascades.
ORIG / 08-15-14 / Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Bulletin reporter Mark Morical's 14 mile loop hike in the Central Oregon Cascades.
ORIG / 08-15-14 / Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Bulletin reporter Mark Morical's 14 mile loop hike in the Central Oregon Cascades.
ORIG / 08-15-14 / Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Bulletin reporter Mark Morical's 14 mile loop hike in the Central Oregon Cascades.
Mark Morical / The Bulletin A small waterfall along the Green Lakes Trail.
ORIG / 08-15-14 / Mark Morical / The Bulletin The Bulletin reporter Mark Morical's 14 mile loop hike in the Central Oregon Cascades.