6 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
A dusting of snow over early alpine bloom greeted us as we went up the trail. This is an amazing short hike. Alpine lakes in flowering meadows and and an incredible view from the top. The base of Shasta was visible as were Red Buttes, Greyback and the Kalmiopsis. We had high clouds that blocked some of the further away peaks, but it was still stunning.