Bob Bolton and I did the short hike from the parking area as darkness fell on a thursday evening. From there we drove down to do Bolivar Peak of Coos county, Brandy Peak of Curry county and Grayback Peak of Josephine county in the next two days as we were chasing Oregon county highpoints on that particular trip.
We had some nice nightime views but very few pics from the top of Mary's peak that are decent. It'd be nice to see the views from this one in the daylight.
With thunderstorms threatening I took to the mountain this morning and lucked out only running into a few sprinkles on the way back down. Couldnt really see the cascades today as they were enveloped in clouds, but those clouds sure looked cool. I took my ex-girlfriends twin daughters along for the hike, they really enjoy this sort of thing. They got a kick out of avoiding the bugs that blanketed the trail on the way up (seriously, thousands of little black and yellow looking millipedes).