5 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •
Our only plan last weekend was to hit up a forest road and find a place to disperse camp away from others. We ended up near Newberry Crater, so we hit up a few short hikes to waste time until dinner. Obsidian flow was still snow covered, so what crowds were around basically walked up the steps and turned around. The only spot I felt uncomfortable was walking up the stairs, so I masked up and continued on. Afterwards, we stopped at what we knew was an easy popular stroll, but a wide trail where we could easily social distance. Per usual, once we hit the Falls we were able to avoid people. Saw all sorts of stupidity on the trail though (people hanging out on cliff edges for the 'gram), and decided we would try to go more remote for the rest of the weekend.