Great hike to the Lookout but a lot of snow around 5k which made the high trail tough to navigate- got lost on a few occasions and had to improvise and make up our own route up & down in a few areas. The mosquitos were in full force too, which hurried the hike a bit. We only saw 4 other hikers the whole day, two of which got us turned around in the right direction. Beautiful views at the Lookout though & well worth the grind. The Fish Lake wild fire was very visible - Id give it a few more weeks for greater snow melt & to reduce the bugs!
Via the Round Mountain trail and Nason Ridge. Only one other solitary hiker outside our party and no motorbikes! Fantastic day out!
Could see the forest fire from the lookout. This was a fun hike.
My 6 year old daughter and 8 year old son did entire 10 miles with no complaints other than...."this lookout is closed too".
Surprisingly buggy too.
Last trip with Natasha.
Easy to find, easy hike, nice views, perfect day. The sign in box at the TH was gone, and there was no signage indicating a parking pass is necessary. Of course, this could be due to vandalism.
I did this on a cloudy but dry spring day and there were abundant flowers.
I couldn't believe my eyes, on what was expected to be a hot "Indian Summer" type day, to see a small family of mountain goats at the summit. They followed me all along my exploration of the summit ridge. Fantastic views!!! Highly recommended!!!