It's been way way too long, but here we go again. I think the last hike had us in the spring thaw and this hike had a light dusting of snow, so I guess we missed the whole damn summer this year. WTF?
Anyway, this one's been on the bucket list and I think we'll have to come back in the spring to check out the wildflowers. Kate was just too tuckered out to make it to the top of the trail. I don't think the view improves much, but it was just right there, so ... next time I guess.
I would be remiss if I didn't recommend spending some time looking around the Johnston Ridge Observatory. I found the story of David A. Johnston, the other USGS scientists, and other people killed in the blast to be particularly compelling.