A nice day for a hike in the forest. The summit was a little bit of cross country but most of the 9 miles of hiking was on decent trails. With an elevation gain of over 3300', it made for a good workout. The views were marred by smoky skies and the summit views are blocked in some directions by the trees. Pretty area though and a great hike. I saw no one all day and no indication that anyone had been on any of the trails in some time.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe