11 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •

Another day, the same inversion - gotta love it! Beautiful blue skies all around. A bit of snow dusting all the ridges. Freezing temps at the trailhead, and progressively warmer as we climbed. Shorts weather on top! Just about as good as days get in December.

Spent way too much time on the summits, enjoying a little lunch and an incredible cloud show. Then wandered down the south ridge a ways, to catch glimpses of the Native American vision quest pits. Finished the day cruising past Sturgeon Rock, then down along the Tarbell Trail to witness the destruction wrought by DNR logging activity there.