DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3015 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Micro spikes very helpful early in the trail where there was quit a bit of ice and icy snow - definitely recommend if you're hiking early in the morning when temps are below freezing. After we passed Circle Awl Peak the snow was packed down (no need for snowshoes) and then I was quite surprised to see so much snow up in Mill A Basin (about 2 feet of fluff). Needed snow shoes once we reached the basin. Great climb up to the ridge-line where we dropped the snowshoes and went through a Class 3 hike (about 1/4 mile) to the summit. Overall really enjoyable climb with various obstacles and we saw three moose, bonus!