The last mile or so of the Lava Ridge Trail is in the open, weaving over and around gentle hills. It’s time to speed again.
We agree at the road to forego both Trinity Lookout and Bear Hole Trail. The lookout was mostly for Nick and the remaining trail into Goat Lake will amount to as much trail time as we can afford. Instead, we hustle down the mountain on the gravel road then over arid hills around Anderson Ranch Reservoir into Pine, Idaho.