7.6 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
A marvelously quiet and beautiful day on the mountain. We hiked from the lower Cooper Spur TH up the Tillly Jane trail. The Lupines are mostly done, but the goldenrod, yarrow and penstamens were going strong. We headed over at the top to Cloud Cap, which was open for a tour, so we got to see the inside. We just caught a bit of the tour, but it sounded great. On the way back we did the Polallie trail down. Several logs to climb over and there was a a mile or so of working our way through the ceanothus. This trail is quickly being overgrown, but the views of the northern mountains are definitely better, and there were a few sneak peaks of Polallie falls, which is amazing even at a distance. Wonderful day.