Mt. Collins shelter to Derrick Knob Shelter. 13.8 miles
As I walked up to the observation tower, I overheard a lady in her 30’s complain to her male partner, “I just walked up a mountain, I’m not walking up a ramp to see more trees”. Add a few popular swears for exact quote. I had to chuckle since they probably woke up at a hotel with a continental breakfast, drove up the mountain in their rented Sentra, were they walked uphill from 5 minutes from the parking lot and I literally walked up the mountain.
Just before I reached the shelter, I saw a line of about 40 wild turkey in a hurry to get someplace. I was surprised they didn’t answer my world famous turkey call.