9 miles of hiking • 3500' elevation gain • 1 night
I stayed in Packwood for a night between my trips. Looking up from town, I noticed a distinctive summit. I thought it was South Point Mountain, but I was wrong, it was the adjacent Smith Point on Smith Ridge. I liked the pictures from FGS's reports, so I decided to try the South Pt mountain hike. Great summit 360 degree view, and with relics from the old LO tower. Makes me want to come back and hike Angry Mountain, and try the Klickitat Trail to visit Cispus/ Sisters/Castle and Pompey. Saw one other hiker.
I drove over towards Goat Rocks and stopped at Kloochman Butte. Been wanting to try this for years! Found the climbers trail and went up as far as I was comfortable. It is supposed to be a doable scramble, but i was alone and didnt have it on my agenda, so I stopped at final gulley. Camped nearby. A few ATVers around.