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The north of the "T" intersection is no longer drivable, adding 2km to the bike ride.Deep berms cut through the approach roads - over 50 of them!Lots of (deep) mud holes along the ride.A long, lonely ride towards the GDT.A long, lonely ride towards the GDT.A long, lonely ride towards the GDT.Lots of (deep) mud holes along the ride.Tornado Mountain looms at left. The trail first goes away and then back and down to South Hidden Cr.Descending to the South Hidden Creek bridge.The road ends in 100m at the creek. The GDT branches up to the right here.My custom designed and built hiking pole.Hiking through light forest on the GDT.Hiking through light forest on the GDT.Hiking through light forest on the GDT.The trail approaches tree line. The pass visible above. TONS of flowers here.Tornado looms over the pass ahead.Ascending steeply to the pass under Tornado's SW face.Ascending steeply to the pass under Tornado's SW face.Ascending the lower rubbly SW gully / face of Tornado Mountain.Ascending the lower rubbly SW gully / face of Tornado Mountain.