After hiking the grade to the south I decide to explore further north beyond where I had started the hike. It didn't look like it would take much time as the grade was about to collide with the highway. The grade is quite cluttered with new growth at this  location. Photo by Dave Dye on June 4, 2005.

Just a little further down the grade and I find that the grade has disappeared. Either it has eroded away or it was lost during highway construction. Highway 145 can be seen below with the stream just beyond it. I'll scamper down the steep hillside here to get back to my truck. Note the snow capped mountain in the distance which is near Lizard Head. In a few minutes I will be at the rest area on Lizard Head pass making lunch with some light snow falling. Photo by Dave Dye on June 4, 2005.