20 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
Non stop views on a great day. Very quiet except for a dozen bicyclists. The Balsam Root is past peak, but lots of woodland flowers out. Took a detour up to the top of Shellrock Mountain for stunning views Hood, Adams, Rainier and Helens all looking good. We could see Lookout Mountain and it still has a good bit of snow on top. Wonderful day.