High Point, Carris Hill, and Buck Mountain in Spring

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Plenty of viewpoints and cascades along a stream but you have to work for it as the trails go up and down over multiple peaks.

Sunny and upper 70s… finally.

Wanted to get a hilly workout in so we headed out to a route we’d last done in 2011.

Plenty of viewpoints and cascades along a stream but you have to work for it as the trails go relentlessly up and down over multiple peaks.

The park was busy as usual but we set out early and had High Point and somehow even Chikahoki Falls to ourselves.

Once we turned off the main part of the park and up Buck Mountain we only saw 3 other people until landing back on GREEN later.

Detailed hike info and directions on our Wyanokie High Point, Carris Hill, Buck Mountain page.

Chugged out 8.1 miles in 5.75 hours including photo-n-snack breaks.

Trail snacks today included testing out Skratch Labs hydration mix (“Oranges”) and a GoMacro “Cherries & Berries” bar (good, would get that one again too) from Cairn’s February box.

Our reward for today’s effort were vanilla lattes… iced and venti because it was seriously warm out.

Glacial erratic on Carris Hill trail.

Rock hop to get in front of Chik Falls pretty easy today:

Taking Wyanokie Crest up Buck Mountain for a view back over Norvin…

And then looking towards what I think must be Torne Mountain on the other side of Norvin:

Somewhere along Wyanokie Crest trail:

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