56.5 miles of hiking • 8500' elevation gain • 5 nights
Hiked all but the last 3.8 miles of Elkhorn Crest trail. Made side trips to see Anthony Lake, two Hoffer Lakes, Lakes Lookout, Dutch Flat Lake (night 1), Summit Lake (nights 2 and 5), and Twin Lakes (nights 3 and 4). Hiked Rock Creek Butte on day 4 - one of the coolest summit views I've ever seen. Saw a lot of mountain goats at Twin Lakes. Mosquitoes aren't hungry yet, and there's lots of flowers along the trail. ECT is one of the most elevated trails in Oregon (between 7100' and 8600') so the views are open almost entire time.