Went from Barker Pass to the Granite Chief Wilderness boundary. Great wildflowers and terrific views. Even in late August still a lot of running water which is awesome. Check out the photos.

Very scenic. Tons of flowers. Nice waterfall.

I love this trail. we were unable to cross the river at the middle fork junction because of the heavy winter.

We also encountered a brown bear from about 100 yards away, but it is expected being that it is a desolate hiking trail. Recommend taking a weapon or bear spray.

We also camped at Talbot and it was very pleasant. We were the only ones there and it was a very enjoyable experience.

Friday, September 16, 2016

backpacking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

trail running
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Nice trail to a pretty valley, but it is way out there. Parking is at Talbot campground and at a day use area just before the campground. For trail running, it's mostly a non technical trail and a lot of fun on the way back. In the meadows in the valley during mid summer the trail may not be visible in parts because it can be totally overgrown. There's a couple of stream crossings, and a use trail to a small pool before you cross the MF (the pool is upstream of the crossing), which would be a nice spot for a break.