10 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

Very hazy but a perfect day. Some snow still, flowers really going for it starting at the switchbacks. Some of the heather is done some is at peak, some still budding. False hellebore just starting. The black flies were biting though even when I was moving between the upper viewpoint and the tarns. Still around everywhere else but fine if you are moving. I actually had the top all yo myself for a good half hour. Ran into a few section hikers at the PCT junction and several Timberline 360 groups in the afternoon. The flowers should still be good for another week or two up top.