This part of the lodgepole pine forest didn't burn in the fires in 1988, so these trees are 200-300 years old.
There was obsidian scattered on the trail. This picture doesn't show it, but it was really pretty and shiny. Maralee loved it but was good and didn't take a black shiny rock for a keepsake. Elephant Back Mountain is part of an old lava flow.
The view from the top at 8,600 feet.
Zooming in on Stevenson Island. The back of the Lake Hotel.
We could see Steamboat Point yet again.