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    7 months, 1 week ago
    This is a short hike with a lot of vertical. 3.2 miles and 4000ft straight up. There is no trailhead and you have to park on the south side of 50 and run up the bank on the north side then pick up one of the several use trails going uphill. There are few views going up the canyon until you climb up onto the ridge at mile approx 2.5 and then the views are beautiful. North easterlies of 10-20mph had blown away the smoke from the deadly Camp fire and there was no indication of smoke or fire. The last 250 vertical is all big boulder Class 2, and does not work for dogs. Views on top were great. Big Lake Aloha below looked empty with just a few ponds. I was hoping for a way down there so I could make a one way out to Lake Echo next year but I guess that is not so easy. All told a good workout. Took me and my daughter 5 hours out and back.
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    8 months ago
    Nice little hike. We went up to Tamarack Lake. The trails are loaded with lots of loose rock. The loose rock terrain makes the hike a little more difficult then shown on a topo.
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    8 months ago
    End of hiking season cold and windy. This is a great day hike to Dicks Lake. Beautiful. I have been hiking here for +50 years.
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    8 months, 2 weeks ago
    Chilly, but beautiful. For the most part an easy hike, the last .5 mile towards Lyons Lake was difficult. Amazing views, and spectacular fall colors.
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    8 months, 4 weeks ago
    A late start on Saturday. Ay 11 am the cars were parked way before the TH parking lot. License plates said Missouri, Vermont, Texas, Michigan! The trait was pretty busy, and the summit was CROWDED. This is the most crowded summit I've ever been to. Three weeks ago, on the Freel Peak, it was just me on the summit and on the trail... There are a few windy spots, and the summit was gusty. Good to see many dogs, provided the parents know what they do.Sept 22, all was pretty yellow and dry. On a weekend, it is a social event, solitude is not a tag for this one. Fully enjoyed it!
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    9 months ago
    3 hours to the top, about 2.5 hours back to the trail head. Pretty strenuous during the rocky portion. It was also extremely windy toward the top.
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