Rattlesnake & Middle Mountain

Part 2 of today's adventure was hijacking Hilary's afternoon hike. She originally wanted to do Peaked and Middle from the Thompson side but I said let's run sidehill up to Middle and over to Peaked. Well I got us going up the wrong drainage trying to get to the saddle between Rattlesnake and Middle. As a result we bushwhacked up to the Summit of Rattlesnake over some ledges taking in a few lookouts along the way. I thought we'd come across some trail eventually but we found nothing. We continued heading north along the ridge over some steep terrain and eventually crossed on to the trail on the saddle. From there we followed it to Middle, caught the sunset, then ran down to the power lines and back to our cars. Elvio's for dinner was in order after that excursion.