11 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
I started where the PCT crosses 2070. This section of the PCT between CG2070 and the old FS 41 road is quite lovely and very mellow elevation gain- good section for running. I passed about 5 small waterfalls enroute. Turned west on FS 41 to find Mowich Butte- a former LO site. Views are mostly covered up by trees now, but you can crawl through them on the north side and see Helens, Adams and the local peaks in the Gifford Pinchot. Still a good popluation of mushrooms including chanterelles and lobsters up to about 2500 ft. Snow began around 3000 feet and mine were the only bootprints around- lots of critter tracks!