I had done Lookout Mtn via the Fret Ck trail in July (Lookout in July) and thought it was a great short hike with a huge view. Talked the loved one into doing it today on that basis. It was everything I promised (the overcast marine layer ended at Cascade Locks) except for the smoke that was drifting in from the fires in eastern OR, which put a "bathtub ring" of smoke across Hood,
and washed-out any view of Jefferson to the S,
as well as Adams,
and Helens to the N.
Smoke aside, it was still a great hike on a great day. Despite the good weather, we only ran into 7 folks on the trail (none on the summit) and 2 cars at the TH. Again, only 7mi RT, 2000' EG.
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Great photos! We did Gnarl Ridge today and saw the same hazy shroud over Adams and Jefferson, as well as some very faint black smoke in the Jefferson direction. But - what a gorgeous day, glad you were able to get out and enjoy it as well:)