Guessing at the date. This is another summitlog entry deleted by some hacker asshole so my info is lost. Have done this from both the Plaza Trail and the Bonanza Trail. Good workouts.
This was a chance to get back into shape and it turned out to be a lot better than expected. A good stretch of old growth followed by a sandy viewpoint half way up finishing with a ridge top view. That sounds like the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness to me. There was only a patch of snow at the summit, total solitude and only 45 minutes from home.
Feb. 7: Returned to hike the Boulder Ridge Trail to the summit this time. The forest wasn't as good, but I didn't reach the best viewpoint the last trip. Still no one around.
Long time ago, 2001, I tagged this summit via the Bonanza Trail. The views of Hood...? I wouldn't know, the fog never lifted. I could only imagine.