Instead, we drove back to the Whitaker Creek campground and to hike the Old Growth Ridge Trail. The campground is closed this time of year, and so is the river, but that didn't stop a bunch of bubbas from fishing it. It's posted and clearly stated in the regulations, but maybe they couldn't read.
We hiked the Old Growth Ridge Trail which is located inside the campground. You get to see some giant trees on this hike, but the payoff at the top of the ridge isn't much.