16 miles of hiking • 4250' elevation gain •
Wonderful climb up Hunchback Ridge! Just invigorating right out of the gate, and only got better as we hit snow around 3500' or so. The ridge was as totally delightful! A light frosting had covered the forest at some point in the last 24 hours. The sun was shining! Who could ask for more? Heh... Well, then it started "raining" as the trees' flocking melted. Raincoats were safely dry back in the car, of course. Thought about continuing on the Devils Peak, but the light rain had turned to a near-downpour by that point. Took our bail trail back down Green Canyon Way instead. Had a heckuva lunch stop, in the sun(!!!) at the overlook, before continuing down. Then followed the Salmon River for a nice ways before road-walking 3 miles back to Zigzag. Just an awesome day in (nearly) all regards.