Derek’s knee is still iffy but it hasn’t been hurting him and he thought a nice, easy little hike would be fun so we explored the still not-yet-opened Olallie (bike) trail. And it worked. It was fun and Derek’s knee was still just fine at the end.
Even though, on the way back, we clambered up a little ridge that sits just north of the Iron Horse Trail and runs a hundred yards or so parallel to the trail. It is fun just to get up to the top and scramble around a little.
This is taken from the top of the ridge looking east, the IHT just below on the right.
Also, we found an interesting fallen tree just off the Olallie trail. Neither of us were either brave enough or stupid enough (take your pick) to try it, but we did wonder just how far you could walk out on the tree before you either tipped it over or fell off.
We agree that we wouldn’t want to try it but would be happy to watch someone else give it a shot. So if it looks enticing, let us know, we will lead you to it and watch (from a safe distance).
A gentle hike, 8.4 miles, 1200 ft elevation gain, but just what the doctor ordered today.