I hiked Cedar Butte with J. The path was narrow, fitting only one person at a time. It was a lovely hike. The fall foliage was in full display, painting the old-growth forest orange. The trail was steep in sections, but overall it was a short, easy hike. At the top, we had lunch and soaked in the view of rolling mountains and blue sky.
Cedar Butte is a few minutes walk from the popular Rattlesnake Ledge hike. We stopped by the lake, which looks absolutely surreal right now. Since last winter was pathetic and had hardly any snowfall, the lake has dried up, and now Rattlesnake Lake has become Rattlesnake pond. Massive tree trunks that were once hidden below the water are now exposed.