9.75 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain • 1 night

Went after work on Friday and camped at trailhead, to get earlier start before rain arrives. Very warm night, full of stars. One trail runner ran downhill by my camp at midnight, then back uphill at 1am - now that's a dedication! I went to see some trails/ridges on southwest side of Gray Butte, then hiked over the summit on NW side, and returned on the road on E side to make a loop.