Look closely and you can see the switch backs with people on them. That's the Misery Ridge trail which we did not do today. It climbs 900 feet in one mile.
Instead, we did the Wolf Tree trail. It's mainly flat and goes along the Crooked River.
This is at the base of a really steep climb on a different trail. I guess if you injure yourself, you break open the litter and crutch your way back to the trail head.
Parts of the trail remind us of Utah, only not as red.
Look in the lower right hand corner of this photo. See the dark blob with some white around it? That's an eagle's nest. There are several of them up in the rocks. After breeding season, they'll re-open the area to rock climbers.
It was a good day.