6.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

I wanted to stay clear of the smoke and have an early morning beat the heat run. I hid my bike in the bushes at the Herman Creek Campgound and drove back to Bridge of the Gods. Nice easy run, did a little exploring at the Pinnacles and another outcropping along the way. Pretty quiet on the trail this morning. It was fun riding back through Cascade Locks on my bike- about 3.5 miles on the road, and 6.5 on trail.

Check out my track log overlayed on the topo map- it looks like the PCT is marked way off between Dry Creek and Herman Creek, or perhaps it's my instrument.