DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3851 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

hiking
9 months ago

It felt closer to 10 miles round trip. Excellent close up views of Big Craggy and other nearby peaks. Lots of wildflowers blooming as the trail breaks off to Burch Mountain from the pass. Snow free all the way to the top as of 7/15. I got a little distracted looking at the scenery and ended up on some steep scree on the west side of the mountain. After backtracking a few 100 ft I was able to find the turn for the final scramble up the NW side of the peak. Didn't run into anyone else on the trail until I got back to the parking lot.