Not hiking nor mountain climbing, just Just hill walking. We drove 15 minutes to the trailhead and headed out from there. It was perfect hiking weather, cool and the clouds had lifted.
There was only one small mishap. Luckily I didn’t break my new iPhone (it’s a long story), a hip or my newly repaired ankle. I only injured my pride and got my pants muddy.
There was a terrific 360° view from the top of the fire tower.
I was able to identify at least a few of the wildflowers as we climbed around what seemed to be a lot of new blowdown.