It took me almost 90 minutes to travel the ~4.5 miles to the train tracks and from there, my view was a bit obscured and I was not sure where the summit of Scar Top was. I ran the tracks eastbound for 2 or 3 minutes to get a better view and saw some summits still high above (turns out it was Crescent and Jack's). I still debated it, but they looked further away than I had anticipated and the terrain was bushy and rugged. I decided to err on the side of prudence and turn back.
The route I had in my mind on Thursday
I think my next plan of attack for Scar Top will be from Walker one day soon. Also looking to hike/run Thorondin and Star in the near future as well.
View of Coal Creek Peak from Crescent (Homie and I climbed Coal Creek a few years ago)
Cool view of Eldorado Mountain
Homie signing in
Unusual perspective of Green, SoBo and Bear from Crescent
Indian Peaks and Lucho's neighborhood in there somewhere.
Scar Top from Jack's, tantalizingly close, but maybe a bit too much to fit into our limited time frame.
View from Jack's toward Green, SoBo, Bear, Eldo (this is where I would have ended up on Thursday had I decided to keep going up).
Homie checking in on the Hardrock 100 lottery