Before turning it in and heading back to the vehicle we also checked out Wallace creek, and Diggins creek. Diggins looked like it had potential and judging by the forest service map we realized the trail gained about a 1000ft in the first mile. We should have taken the sign from pepe-le-pew at the trail head as a warning to what we were about to encounter. Gut busting, herniation causing climbs are not my favorite. Already been there once before and they're not enjoyable. You just climb as far as you can and eventually find a tree to lean on, allowing your lungs and blood flow to catch back up, repeat about a dozen or so times and we found ourselves at the top of a nice open ridge and a knap weed filled meadow. Perfect. A short nap of the other kind and eventually storm clouds convinced us that it was probably time to bag the day. The decent back down Diggins wasn't honestly worth the effort it took to get up, but it is nice to see new country, and to enjoy the day outside. To that, Success.
pic of JB near the top of Diggins Creek