A tough, tough hike on Hunchback Mountain beginning at the Zigzag Ranger Station.
Nine miles round-trip and roughly 3,700 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
Some of the stretches are as steep as a cow’s face.
It was a classic conditioning hike, mostly underneath the canopy of a mature hemlock forest.
The Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness is a fun place to visit, but a little hard on the knees.