Meadow, "Roxanne", Richey, "Cats Eye" loop. Started at the road split and hiked up the upper Lead King Road to the North Fork Lost Trail Creek Trail.
6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Drought year. Nearby wildfires and smoke in the air. Meadows still full of flowers.
This was a beautiful climb. I really enjoyed my climb with my brother, Kane, & Jim.
This was a good one, albeit unplanned. The original plan was to do Siberia Peak but we decded not to drive all that damn road into Lead King Basin. A quick look at the map showed Meadow Mountain to be a good back up option so we started for that. But about a half mile up the trail Cats Eye came into view. Time to change plans again since there was no way we weren't going to climb that beauty. Tundralicious.
I climbed Cats Eye with Kane, Jim, & Meghan. This climb really was the perfect follow-up the day after we all climbed Chair Mountain. The area was wonderfully green and the wildflowers were all over the place! Add to this the fact that Cats Eye provides such great views in every direction.