I'm now convinced that deer love grand vistas. I have followed deer trails a couple different times now to reach summits, versus taking the man-made routes. And on this hike in particular, the deer did not disappoint. They helped me avoid winding, muddy trails, and led right to the summit around some tricky spots.
Beautiful day hike/climb Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006
Tagged this one with my wife while we were living in Oregon for two years gaining job skills. Was part of my preparation for getting into shape to climb Mount Whitney. Great exercise. Saw a rattlesnake near the summit this day.