No photos today, forgot the camera.
Useful hike, because I learned that the road from the freeway to McClellan Butte parking lot (Exit 42 on I-90E) is now open.
I parked at the 2nd Exit 38 parking lot, crossed the road and went up the Hall Creek Connector trail to the Iron Horse Trail (IHT). From there I went east to the McLellan Butte trail and down that trail to the trail head and down the road to the freeway.
Last couple of trip reports showed the road closed due to blow downs, but it is now open.
11.5 miles, saw maybe 4 people the whole time, just over 4 hours round-trip.