Woke up at the trailhead to light rain so slept in the tent until 8. Rain stopped, we started hiking at 9, but visibility never exceeded 150 ft. Still, pleasant and mellow hike, but a chilly summit. We were back down by 1:30, quicker than I thought it would be.
A forested approach trail leading to filtered views along the PCT. Good views at the top to Lassen, Lake Almanor and other unfamiliar areas. The view to the west was still largely obscured by wildfire smoke.
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