20.5 miles of hiking • 5500' elevation gain •
My good friend Kathy made good on a promise and showed me up the Rock of Ages ridge. Wow, what an amazingly fun scramble that was! We climbed over 3000' in less than three miles. (And the first mile was damn near flat!) Arriving up top, we headed SW then turned down the Bell Creek Trail, and enjoyed the awesome old growth of the deep forest. At the Oneonta junction, we again turned uphill to go tag Larch. Took the standard LMT down, until we veered up again into the Multnomah Basin. The final plunge back to sea level, or at least the 400 trail, was via Elevator Shaft. Just a most awesome day in the woods!