A worthwhile way to spend a fall colored day. Great ridgelines, vistas to gaze at, and cardio pushes topped off the fun.
We managed to get this in the week before the smoke moved in. I can see why they chose this for a lookout. Nice line of sight past the Devils, into the Wallowas and the entirety of the Lick Creek Range. Very nice, easy walk.
Good family hike. The fire lookout was being put to good use. The trailhead area has been reworked and there is good signage.
Was a very nice hike on a fantastic fall morning. Lot's of autumn colors along the way. Here’s a write up and some photos.
Trail was somewhat hard to follow. Overall an easy climb. Total ascent time was about 90 minutes, and overall was about 2 1/2 hours. Beautiful view from the top.
From New Meadows this mountain looks umimpressive and no where near its 8,479 ft. elevation. But when climbing Pollock Mt. earlier in the month I could see the top with its multiple ridges and rocky bowls and knew it was one to climb. Saw one other hiker with a friendly dog on top. Found some interesting plants, one which is disjunct from the Sierras of California. The trail is easy to moderate and the only problem was cow crap and smell on the lower trail. Oh and I returned to a flat tire at the trailhead, but it still was a great day.