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Hiked the Nick Eaton - Gorton Creek loop counterclockwise, to hike uphill on the very steep Nick Eaton trail. Got a late start and because it was cloudy, I did not go out to Indian Point, peak 3152, or Ridge Camp. The Gorton Creek trail is heavily overgrown after leaving the burn and above the Deadwood trail junction. The Nick Eaton has more blowdown above the Deadwood trail junction also. Logged 13 miles, 3968' elevation gain. It was 5.7 miles to the Nick Eaton - Gorton Creek junction going up the Nick Eaton, so a bit steeper. The hike would likely be more interesting with spring/summer wildflowers or after the leaves turn in fall.