Today I set out on the 16 mile Brown Creek Loop. The loop follows Brown Creek and Little Brown Creek to their sources, essentially circling Mt. White. I went counter clockwise climbing towards the headwaters of Little Brown Creek. The trail is steep, climbing 4,500ft in the first 6 miles. Just before tree line, a small meadow appeared with an incredible amount of flowers.
The trail wound higher to above tree line, maxing out around 13,000ft. It was a beautiful day, a little wind, but sunny.
Once I got to the top, the trail followed a forest road to the edge of a lake. It then was a very runable single track down. I made the journey a little longer since I took a wrong turn somewhere along the way. After 17 miles and 4,500ft of climb, I’m happy to be heading to Whiskey Wednesday at Deerhammer Distillery.
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