20 miles of hiking • 5500' elevation gain •
One last glorious day in the blastzone before they lock the SR-504 gate down by the Hummocks. (Might also have been the last trip around Devils Elbow, as the USFS has decided to just let that trail rot into the abyss, it seems.) Just meandered from JRO over to Mount Tomroy and back, tagging the top of both Margaret and Coldwater as well on return. Hit the rock arch right at sunset which was pretty awesome. Crossed trails with a herd of 30-40 elk at one point, too. Hard to have a much better day out hiking than this!