Out for a conditioning hike yesterday with the ladies. This time we did Herman Bridge Trail to the PCT and up to Benson Plateau. This was about 14 miles and 3800 feet total elevation gain. This was full day on the trail.
Trail head for Herman Creek Trail our starting point.
Trail junction with Herman Creek Bridge Trail.
Trail sign pointing us on to the PCT.
Photo op time at the Herman Creek Bridge.
Leslie, Dinah, Lori and Lori’s new friend “monster” pack.
Looking up stream at Herman Creek from the bridge.
Looking down stream at Herman Creek from the bridge.
Trail junction with the PCT.
View looking to Cascade Locke and Table mt.
Our first stretch of trail on the Ridge
A couple of hikers packing up.
The Sign for Teakettle Spring.
Our lunch spot on Benson Plateau.
Heading back on the PCT on Benson Plateau.
View over to Washington.
Looking over to Nick Eaton Ridge with Herman Creek far below.
View to the Columbia River
Looking back up to where the PCT cross this rock slope
Back to the Herman Creek Bridge.
A last view back to the area we went up to get to Benson Plateau.