We discovered glaciers, wild cows, a historic building, fossils, and ice pellets on our way up Cerro Zapata.
The reward of the course is, apart from the challenge of the hills, the incredible view of the famous Bixby Bridge from Old Coach Road.
Hmm, the Wilderness Office guy said as he went down the line to ask what routes hikers were requesting permits for. Should be okay... Nobody else is asking about Half Dome today...
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." - John Muir. My trip report of the entire JMT and side trips. Itinerary, trip planning notes, photos.
A 3-hr orientation hike, destination: abandoned ashram somewhere in the Mojave-Kern, the "land of cloud-nourished trees and wild things that live without drink..."
Play day! Crowfoot Mountain north peak, picnics in the sun, posing with strange rock formations, Bow Falls, and in general just meandering around.
Chipmunks played hide-and-seek beside and behind us as we made our way up, watching us with bright dark eyes, alternating bravery with hesitancy, and no doubt hoping we’d reward their animated companionship with crumbs from our lunch.