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Well, last weekend I hit a two night trip with a "heavy on purpose" backpack and a reasonably tough 36 mile loop:
Night 1: Anthony Creek to Bote, Jenkins Ridge stopped at Gunna Creek (about 7 miles with 3000 feet of gain)
Day 2: finish Jenkins, Hazel Creek to Lakeshore, to Eagle, camp at Big Walnut (20 miles)
Day 3: finish Eagle, AT, Bote, Anthony Creek back to car (about 9 miles)
Had to zoom on the wasp nest, very active.
Too hazy for views at 5K
Camp at Gunna, tried to make it to Hazel Creek but too wiped out and late to finish, had to stop here, sorry
artifact or just a neat rock?
next morning ready to get soaked in the wet foliage
should leave these for the animals but they were hanging in the trail, ate four handfuls
whew, 16 miles down 4 more to go, hot and tired
Eagle Creek....had to cross this 18 times in four miles: first several were deepest, most swift crossings I've ever done, stripped to underwear and Chacos, no more creek pictures (not a pretty site with me in photo)
artifact at Big Walnut, spent an hour soaking in creek before dinner
Next morning several more deep crossings
Eagle Creek is beautiful
big ole water shed starts from piped spring below Spence Field, 9 miles and 4500 feet above my first crossing
No time to post, Happy trails!
Leaving for California in the morning! Wooo-Hooo, Sierra here I come!