The seven of us went on this short, easy hike on one of the better official trails. We started out on the trail through forest and meadow, and descended the steep switchbacks to the water. After admiring the rather wintry view, we followed the short trail to the north along the shore, past some fine old growth trees, then returned back up the hill. We turned north again and followed the logging road. We took the short side trip to the Todd Scharf memorial trail and then followed the logging road west, back to the cars, beating the start of the rain. This is a short, classic hike with lots of variety in the forest and views. 4.5 km; 1⅔ hours.
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