7 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
This is another trail I have avoided because of the touron factor- but if you go on a Tuesday in November- you get a pretty quiet trip. Just saw one other hiker. Easy run, easy crossing of the Sandy River (seasonal bridge has been dismantled). A few slightly clouded views of Wyeast. Cool to see how the river changes course. Gorgeous moss covered understory with very little herbaceous vegetation due to the sandy soil. Very cool to see those giant boulders moved by glacier action. Struck out finding the Sandy River Guard Station- a reason to come back!