It's not every Saturday that we feel like going for an obscure thirteen mile 4400' gain hike, but yesterday we went. Darin's dad had seen this peak in his hiking book a few months back and asked if we'd do it with him sometime. So, this was the weekend.
It was hot. If not for the steady light breeze we might have turned around. And there was not another human soul for miles.
North Twentymile Peak is in a few of our hiking books, but appears to be a very unused trail. We saw one set of footprints in places, and one set of horse tracks, and evidence that someone had come through recently with clippers to get rid of trees growing on the trail, but that was about all the evidence of recent human presence we could find.
The 1920s cupola style lookout was my favorite part of the hike. It had so much character, and the door was unlocked so we went inside. Darin and his dad found the shiny new weather station and 1940s lookout pretty cool too.