17 miles of hiking • 4250' elevation gain •
Enjoyed a great day out with an "award winning guidebook author" as he mapped a few trails for an upcoming GreenTrails update. We had to resort to Plan B when FR93 got a bit too deep to ponder our original shuttle plans on. So we dropped 2000' down the Bluff Trail to the Lewis River, then came back up Wright Meadows trail before crossing over Spencer Butte. Along the way, we dropped down to Breezy Point, the former site of the fire lookout that replaced the former Spencer Butte lookout long ago. Snow line was right around 3000', and got as deep as perhaps 10" at 4200'. It was a real clash of the seasons, with the vine maple in riotous color through much of the forest.