13.8 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •
A fantastic day up on the mountain! I had thought about redoing my Mississippi Head traverse over to the lodge. But heat and scree got the better of us. So instead we spent some more time in the meadows around Paradise Park and got to spend more time with the alpine blooms. After scrambling around all day we were so dusty and grimy that people kept asking us if we were through hikers on the PCT. Perfect adventure.