Goat Mountain, tourist summit,is a good place to realize an almost total 360 degree view.
Since June, intended to do a repeat trip, and Tuesday was the best day for my hiking buddy, WIL. Hence the meeting at Bromley around 7:20 am, followed by a stop at the Ranger Station, and finally at the trailhead. By the time we were geared up and ready to go it was just 10 minutes after 9 am
The day was coolish to start and skies clear, perfect hiking day. The forest trail ends near the start of the plateau around 1400 meters and from there we get parkland and more open meadow areas, with a great view. The trail continues north along a moderate ascending ridge, to the steep section with traversing trail. Up the slope to the top. Flowers are largely expired lower down, but are at their peak high up the steep slopes.
A fascinating day, as WIL launched his drone to and did two major fly bys.
Stats: 9:10 am - 4:15 pm, including 2-1/4 hours at the summit for lunch and play. Hiking time 3-1/2 hours up and 2 hours down with 19 km return with 1280 meters elevation gain.
Trail...to the plateau; 1400 meters, and just before blueberry brushy area and parkland
In the open...
Ahead, that ridge is our way to the summit..
Plateau area to base of the steep main area:
Up the switchbacks, with a bushwhack shortcut because of broken trail section..
Lots of great flowers higher up, 1750 to 1900 meters elevation near a gully..
Start the ridgeline..
At the summit; tourist peak....