12.24 miles of hiking • 2750' elevation gain •

Friday was the smoke free day so we went on a trail that promised amazing views and weren't disappointed. We were the only day hikers up there but it wasn't too busy except in the Jordan Basin- Goat Lake area where lots of people were heading in for the weekend. While we were up there the wind shifted and the plume of the Mt Adams fire started heading our way. Definitely somewhere I want to explore more. Exceptional in every way.


Karl and Rhonda heart this trip.

August 26, 2015

Wow, exceptional shots of the smoke plumes. Still can't get over the state of Goat Lake, either!

August 26, 2015

Thanks Karl! The plume was visible earlier in the day but not photographable until the afternoon winds kicked in. I was lucky to get the shot. Not distinctly visible the rest of the trip. And so very dry up there!