21 miles of hiking • 4750' elevation gain • 1 night
Wandered east along the Boundary Trail from Elk Pass on FR25 for the first time. Hit snow just before arriving at Badger Lake, about 4.5 miles in around 4800' elevation, and stayed in it until returning to the same point again. Dirt bike ruts provided all the clues needed to follow the trail, thankfully. Heh... Tried scrambling up Craggy Peak, but got a bit sketched out just 100' shy of the summit. Nice views east towards Adams and Goat Rocks to enjoy with my lunch. On the way back, took a much better (but also snow covered) trail up Craggy Peak for the most magnificent 360° views! Love these old lookouts that haven't yet been overgrown. Decided this was an area I definitely need to explore more!