8.5 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •

Well I didn't get to see a bear like Romann, but I saw tons of bear poo. Enjoyed the solitude, wildflowers, and views. Spooked a mama turkey hen who was roosting on about 10 fuzzy turkey chicks. 4 1/2 hours of dreamy hiking, 35 minutes back to the car on a screaming ride down the east side.