8.2 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •

After working all weekend, I needed some time with the forest. My first time up this loop. Recent trail work had cleared the blowdown on the Gorton, so it was an easy if slow cruise up. Larkspur is looking great in the hanging meadows on Nick Eaton. Lots of anemone. The lupines were looking a bit wilted even though they haven't bloomed yet. Did bit more distance south on the Nick Eaton so I could get up on peak 3152. Which was actually one of my favorite parts of the day!