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Bugs Galore

14 | Jul | '18

Rode the loop in a clockwise direction (i.e. north along Kachess lake then south on the trail). A couple of snow-slide banks in the pass then smooth going down the trail. Lots of snow melt water in the upper meadows which is probably responsible for the relentless swarm of mosquitos and flys. It looks like prime time for wildflower blooms in the meadow and along the trail. There's usually a group of mountain goats along the west side of west peak but they must have been on the other side this time. Saw three hikers on the lower part of the trail. 

All in all everything is good, kinda muddy in the upper part and then the trail gets dusty and crunchy with dry needles in the lower section. Enjoy

Submitted by briandonner on 07/14/2018