Arrived after the lifts had closed for the summer season which gave me a great excuse to hike up to the Summit Trail from the Base. I used the maintenance roads, mountain bike trails and ski runs to get to the Summit Trail which took about 2 hours. Stopped to take photos of the valley along the way. Chased a young buck from its breakfast wild raspberry patch and enjoyed a few myself. Laughed at the marmots and pikas along the way. The Summit Trail is gnarly/bouldery. This part of the hike took about 45 minutes! A total rock scramble from about 100 yards from the summit to the top. Not for the faint of heart. Make sure you have good footing and avoid loose fitting clothing/gear. Take plenty of water and food. I descended the mountain mostly along trails paralleling the Red Lady Lift...took 1.5-2 hours to get down. Didn't ride the mountain bike trails up there but they look nice ranging from easy to difficult. Again, since the lifts weren't running, you would have to climb the mountain on your bike and there are switchback trails to allow that. Overall, a great way to spend the day!
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