Reports of intense rain and hail the evening before I left had me anticipating no dust and moist soils. Little did I know that the intense run-off had flushed away a lot of the fine organics down to mineral soil and rocks in places making things more difficult in places. Smoke from regional wildfires was annoying the first evening as it hid approaching rain squalls so I would get splattered with rain or hail without much warning. Subsequent days the wind shifted so I could see and often avoid approaching thunderstorms.
Sheetwash the day before really moved some material around.
This single track was sooo very close to topping out at the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail but I stopped fearing a mistake would ruin my day.
This one was better:
This one was way worse:
This one was most excellent:
Moist rains on the Pacific side gives the woods a temperate rain forest feel with lots of moss on everything.