After a wonderful Saturday we woke Sunday to drizzle & the promise of rain! Still we took our chances by heading around to the East side of Hood & hiking from Laurance Lake on the High Loop trail to it's end on Bear Creek Rd. We then bushwhacked our way over to Perry Lake. From here we went up the Old Vista Ridge trail to Owl Point for lunch. 11.6 miles & 2350' of EG.
The bushwhack section of the hike from the end of Bear Creek Rd. to Perry Lake was about 1.5 miles and wouldn't take much work to open it up & extend the old Vista Ridge trail all the way to Laurance Lake!