11.5 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain • 1 night
Wet and luscious hike through the Tillamook Forest, lots of deadfall made some trails near impassable and plenty of early-season mud. Parked at Rogers Camp, hiked Nels Roger to Wilson River Wagon Rd Trail to Sidestep. Camped overnight at Stagecoach Horse Camp, Hiked back out Sidestep, up to University Falls, then back out on the Gravelle Brothers Trail along the Wilson River. Saw lots of Elk sign, but few actual creatures. Very solitary trek, not another soul on the trails over the entire hike.