9 miles of hiking • 2500' elevation gain •
Despite the heat and smoke it was a wonderful quiet day on the mountain. Just saw one person on the trail. Flowers are mostly cooked out. We went up Newton Creek Trail til it hit the Timberline Trail, Then headed over towards the Clark drainage. Instead of going down into the drainage we headed up the ridge between the Clark and Newton drainages, above the Timberline trail. Wonderful view of the Heather Canyon waterfalls, several tiers of waterfalls on Clark Creek, as well as multiple small waterfalls flowing off the glaciers into the drainages. Wonderful day.