My hiking companion Cheryl and I set off to do a big hike that I had previously done I call the Spray Park Loop. The loop starts at Mowich Lake, goes through Spray Park and over Seattle Park, down to the Carbon River, then on to the Wonderland Trail for the return over Ipsut Pass. Its a pretty big hike at about 16 miles, and around 4500' of elevation gain. It is tough too because the last part of the hike requires a 2600' climb out of the Carbon River drainage. It's what I call an upside-down hike.
About half way through Spray Park, we decided we just weren't feeling it and decided to do something a little easier. We decided to do a different loop I call the Knapsack Pass Loop, only we would do it in reverse. Start at Mowich, hike through Spray Park and on to Seattle Park then turn around at the high point of the trail at Seattle Park and hit the way trail that goes over Knapsack Pass. It turned out to be a great decision.