9.3 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •
Actual mileage 9.3miles, elevation 1681ft
I don't know how everyone is calculating "Rough Elevation" but I had been using the formula Max elevation - Min elevation. I will be correcting all my hikes for total elevation as this is a better assessment of how difficult the trail is. I think I've been shorting my elevation gain by using the old method as this hike would have been only 600ft of gain. Any thoughts on this?
My wife and I took about 3 hours to find a cut-in to the PCT. We intended to find a location just a few miles south of Timothy Lake but ended up down by Olallie Butte? The drive was well worth it as we had fantastic views of Olallie Butte, Olallie Lake and Mt. Jefferson! This is a very tame portion of the PCT and we only saw 3 people on the trail during the hike. The temperature was cool and in the low 60's with wind gusts that helped cool us down. There were almost no bugs!