Distance: 7.6 mi.
Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft.
After a ferry ride and decent drive, we reached the Upper Trailhead for Mount Townsend just before noon. Along the trail, there were fall colors, a few remaining huckleberries, and no bugs. It was a cool, cloudy day, so we had nothing for views but it was a pretty neat experience to hike through the fog across the heather near the summit. We reached the top around 2 PM. Luckily there were some rocks to sit on and have lunch while fending off the persistent squirrels. Before long, we were on our way back to the car. For a hike with no views, this trip was worth the effort.
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Recommended brew: Propolis Beltane Elderflower Saison
- Day Packs
- Trail runners
- Trekking poles