Summer hiking is at its best with alpine flowers, twin summits and a chance to spot mountain goats. This is a moderately steep hike to a ridge and a high peak overlooking three lovely mountain valleys. The off-trail portion of this hike is above timberline, proceeding easily up a grassy ridge, which by Week 26 should be bedecked with myriad alpine flowers. This south-facing ridge is also prime breeding ground for white tailed ptarmigan. Sharp-eyed hikers can spot nests in June or early July, usually partially concealed in the short willows near treeline. By late July, hens move into the fellfields farther upslope on the ridge, with their broods of chicks trailing behind. Also, keep an eye out for mountain goats, north of the summit, along the ridge toward Grizzly Peak.
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Directions to: Lenawee Mountainprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||3,054 ft|
|Duration||140 minutes up, 90 minutes down|
|Season||Late June to early October|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,350 ft|
|Top Elevation||13,204 ft|
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