My plan today was to check out the not-quite-opened Olallie Trail to see if they had extended it any farther east than when I checked it out this spring.
Well, they have extended the no-go zone at least. This sign was posted right at the point where you hit the trail.
I went west to see how they were doing in that direction and they had a sign back there as well.
I wasn’t in the mood to hang out with a mother bear and her cubs (Cedar Butte trip report from a couple of weeks ago) so I just wandered back via the Christmas Lake trail:
I hate to use such a cliche but I don’t know how to describe walking through the woods on a sunny day other than to say I love the sun-dappled look:
Nice view of Rattlesnake Mountain as well:
I did detour around Rattlesnake Lake as far as I could. The water is low and I was able to almost circumnavigate the lake but I was finally stymied and had to turn around.
This hike (if it shouldn’t be called just a walk) was only about 7.5 miles and 1K feet elevation. Better than sitting on the couch but not exactly a vigorous workout.
I will keep trying to get some little Tiger Mountain weekday hikes into my schedule for conditioning.