Thursday dawned clear with summer in mind, so five of us set out to Noel’s Pizza Lookout. We started up the steep old logging road between the two Chinese Mountain peaks and continued up along the ridge which forms North Chinese Peak following a lovely flagged route. When the route reached an old Nugedzi logging road we resumed the steep rough hike to the north side of Beech’s Mountain. From there another flagged route took us to the Noel’s Pizza viewpoint, with great views overlooking Morte Lake and points from south to west to north. We then took another flagged route to the summit of Beech’s Mountain for more views, including to the east. From there, the official trail takes us back down the ridge which forms South Chinese Mountain. 8.3 km, 5 hours.
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