I don't think I have done this hike in the summer before, the falls and the river were much bigger than I have ever seen. The spring melt is here. The burned area had a full green undercover of fireweed that contrasted well against the black trees. I think the area will be pretty when the fireweed blossoms. Stone crop was in blossom too. The campgrounds at the Ranger station looked nice a green. I'm so used to it being white from snow that it all looked quite diffferent to me.
I'm too stiff and sore for such an easy hike. I guess I'm still not in the shape I would like to be in. I took company with me so I could avoid any unpleasant encounters with the dude who is building perpetual motion machines.
12 miles with 1,100 feet elevation gain.
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