08/22/2020 sih, cvg
Very nice walk. First 2 miles a steady climb, but not too bad. Nice variety of flora, excellent view of Hood as you circle around Bald Mtn. Flowers on slope here were spectacular in July, but past in mid-August. Steep spur to summit Bald Mtn worthwhile for view. Not many good lunch spots.
VERY busy on nice Saturday afternoon in August; 50+ cars at trailhead, pass other hikers every few minutes.