and got lost on the way back to Sunburst!
Wow! You hiked in the TOUGH way! The hike is longer via the MTSTrail, but you don't have to climb so much.
I was inspired by this page to make the short drive up there and check out this area. It was everything this page said it was. Can we keep this spot secret????? I saw lots of Bear scat and no people, the only bummer for me was that I could hear motorcylcles even up at the knob. Nevertheless there were no people and that's a rarity up there. There are 576,983 side trails so be careful you can get turned around in a hurry. Also today there were lots of huckleberries and a few blue berries. The trail was unbeliveabley grown over. I could have used a machete about 70% of the time.The gear-head side of me insists that I add that I broke in a new pair of Lowa Tibet GTX's on this hike.
The last night I spent up there I stayed on a lower peak and you could neither hear, nor see anything manmade. It was glorious. I was at a spot where you couldn't even see a single electric light. Total quiet.
This is a great high elevation peak located very deep within the Middle Prong Wilderness Area. I seemed to have the entire wilderness to myself on the night I stayed. I didn't see any other humans, and the silence was flawless. When I awoke deep in the night and got out of my tent, the sky was brilliant with stars and there were no artificial lights anywhere in my line of sight. I was in total wilderness.