Elk Mountain summit is at 2,788 feet and while it's a short hike, it is pretty dang strenuous - you have to ascend 1900 feet over only 1.5 miles, which feels like more of a scramble at times.
|the first steps foreshadowing what lies ahead|
|up, up, up|
|first lookout on a beautiful day|
|had to bear crawl up this one|
|view of Kings Mountain from the summit|
|aaand back home on the Willamette later that evening|