I didn’t bring camera or Garmin today, this was always planned to be a shortish hike on a rainy day. We (myself, Mark, David, Mike) parked just north of the Rattlesnake Lake parking lot in a side road and crossed the street to go up the old Rattlesnake Trail.
This is the route we took a few weeks ago when we did a traverse. This time, due to some time constraints we went up to the upper ledge, then decided to go 15 minutes more and turn around.
Not much of a view today, it was socked in. We got wet but it was not a continual downpour. We all had waterproof jackets and hats and rain pants anyway, so all we got was just a bit overheated.
This old trail is steep, it gets you up to the first ledge in about 1/2 the distance. It is nice workout.
We estimate about 6 miles round trip, maybe 2K elevation gain, less than 3 hours.