This reasonably straightforward and brief loop route round Three Fingered Jack affords practically endless mountain and lake views. You’ll not solely rise up shut and private with craggy Three Fingered Jack as you circumnavigate the height, however you’ll additionally catch glimpses of the encompassing Cascade Vary volcanoes round each nook. Over half of the route coincides with the Pacific Crest Nationwide Scenic Path, which tends to be well-graded and maintained. And because it’s lower than 24 miles, this journey is doable in simply a few days.
The vast majority of the path traverses land that was ravaged by the B&B Advanced Wildfire in 2005. The shortage of tree cowl lends itself to intense publicity at instances, however the stands of white ghost bushes are eerie and strikingly lovely in their very own proper. The openness as a result of lack of brush additionally makes it doable to see distant views of Mt. Washington, Jefferson, and the Three Sisters for a lot of the best way.