Exposed, but pretty. 1st lunch at the junction between Owl trail and Summit trail. Wind forecast is up to 40 mph for the next 24 hours. Real nice views 1st small lake we reached. Patterson Lake getting closer. Very windy and warm. Lovely camp spot at Lake Patterson elevation 9500. Our group felt a bitContinue reading “Labor Day hike, 2022”
Starting tomorrow I will join “Just Mike” for a nice 4 day trip on the South Warner Wilderness trail near Alturus. Should be fun! 40 plus miles with ups and downs and obstacles. Lol.
Last nights camp spot when still alone. It does kinda look like a yard sale. Lol Nice early start at around 6:08 am. Sun peeking thru. Early 700 foot climb and a later 1200 foot climb. Not to bad. Nice trails for the most part. Generously called “seasonal stream”. Made it to Bucks Summit afterContinue reading “Friday July 22 Bear Creek (mile 1253) to Bucks summit and a hitch to Quincy at mile 1268, 15 miles.”
Not sure how and why this says red. Lol. Now on the the old burn area. These burn areas are so sad. I was hiking in the heat of the day, and the fires eliminated all shade. Everything tastes like ash, and anything you put on the ground gets stained black. If I have toContinue reading “Thursday July 21, 2021 south fork spring mile 1233 to mile 1253 Bear Creek (20 miles)”
Got a fairly early start before 6:30 am. Nice clear hot day, and feeling pretty good. The mornings are incredible. Comfortable temps, no wind and great views. Grass lakes and others I can’t get to. More lakes. Sure look inviting. Views and more views. Lovely Great vistas .2 miles to water and my camp spotContinue reading “Wen July 20 mile 1216 to mile 1233 South Fork spring.”
Nice early start to what is expected to be a hot clear day. Typical pretty sunrise to start the day. It appears to be Sierra City far below us This hike was nice in that numerous off trail water sources were pretty close to get to, even when there was no water on the trail.Continue reading “Tuesday July 19, 1922 mile 1198.3 to “piped stream” at mile 1216 (18 miles)”
Rose was kind enough to help shuttle my car to Belden Town and after a late lunch in Quincy hit the trail at around 5:30 pm. The plan was to get a good chunk of the 3500 elevation gain done that day. Rose provided some trail angel transport to and from Sierra City and offContinue reading “Monday July 18. Back to my start Sierra City mile 1195 to mile 1198.3”
This is the view from inside my tent. Lol. Shasta. Backlit the views not as good. Sorry about the finger.
Sunrise on Saturday. Caleb likes to sleep in, but he was a warrior this trip. Every day we were hiking before 8. Gotta love that boy! Love the sunrise This is the sign for rose. Picayune. Dinner spot Right next to camp was our diner spot. No wind, mild bugs, Shasta view, it was perfect.Continue reading “July 9, 2022. Mile 2024 to mile 2034. Just Mike finds us the perfect camp spot (not on my hi tech maps, old school rules!)”
We start, late for me but this is a relaxed fun trip around 7:30( 2 hours early for Caleb. We could leave now and he would catch us by 2nd breakfast). The castle crags. Highest peak around 8500. We walked around it for 2 days and never got above it. Pretty cool Love it 2ndContinue reading “July 8, 2022. Mile 1509 to mile 1524 on the ridge. Fantastic views!”