25.5 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •

Felt like doing a little woods walkin' yesterday, so pulled out one I'd had "on the list" for years but hadn't even gotten around to. Headed north on the PCT from Lolo Pass to Buck Peak, where I enjoyed the most delightful brunch with views of Mount Hood over Lost Lake. On the way back, I found myself way ahead of schedule, so I took a 7-mile detour down 1000' to loop Lost Lake. Such fun! Hadn't been there in over 30 years. Crossed trail with dozens of thru hikers while heading south on the PCT. Other than an PWB Ranger, I think I was the only day hiker out there. Just an awesome day in the woods!