Hike Distance: 7.3 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 782.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 1863 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 103571 feet
The road in this area has quite large rock on the surface and twists the ankles and feet, which is why I don’t go here much. That said, there are some very nice views to be had, which makes it worth the effort! There’s a bit of elevation gain but it’s not too tough given its a road and meant for vehicles.
I saw a few flowering plants but not much is blooming up here. I found the view of the valley very pleasing but the view was obstructed by air quality and/or fog. Definitely a nice gloomy day (for the most part) to be out, and nobody else was seen there. I did hear some animal foraging in the forest but never saw it. It’s always a bit disturbing to hear something like that and not know what it is.