Mt. Margaret isn't a magnificent trip. It's no Rampart Ridge. But it is short and the upper sections are pretty nice. Heck, I've been this way once or twice before so it couldn't be that bad.
The first section is a lovely road walk. Mmm... road walking.
Then it's through a clearcut. Mmm... logging.
Finally, the route goes into the woods. No more roads or clear cuts, but there's no views either. Treen enjoyed herself. I just followed along. (Yes, I had a good time, too.)
Once we left the established trail for the summit we were treated to views down to Margaret Lake. Treen looked down longingly, but there was no water on this trip.
Much of TNAB was already on the summit and more joined us after we arrived. Treen kept her distance from some of the socially... challenged dogs. It's a good thing Treen takes after Tokul and is so easy going. She's happy wherever, even if it's hanging out in the trees.
We tried to chase the sunset down the hill with only moderate success. We did find most of the really slippery spots on the trail, though. 100% success there. 100% success at the Pour House, too.
Five miles and 2,000 feet of gain.