Mt. Storm King is a short but very intense hike to an overlook featuring a stunning view of Lake Crescent. Kate, Jess and I took it on after staying at the base of the mountain in Lake Crescent Lodge.
The elevation gain is approximately 2400 feet gain over a mile or so of hiking, aka thigh busting, pulse pounding, "I think I'm having a heart attack" strenuous.
3/4 of the way up the mountain, the switchbacks end and you're confronted with the notification that the official trail ends. We didn't let it stop us.
The unmaintained trail is quite challenging. No clear path, extremely steep with loose gravel and support ropes kindly provided by other hikers. The view at the top was totally worth it.