Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cactus to Clouds Hike

Over memorial day, a buddy and me tackled one of the hardest day hikes in the world: Cactus to Clouds (aka Skyline trail).
Use the awesome Hiking Guy guide, we go to the museum a bit after midnight.  The trail started steep and stayed steep.  We got a lot of light from the Palm Springs so didn't really need headlamps until a few miles in.
We were making good time but started to slow up as we approached rescue box #2.  And after Flat Rock, we were dragging.  When we got to Long Valley, we decided to skip the summit since we had been there before and also it was covered in snow and ice still.
It was a great hike but might be a one-time experience.

Parked by the museum


Still 8 miles to go?

This should be posted much closer to the trailhead


The top

Flat rock

Monday, May 20, 2019

Burnt Rancheria Camp

For the last campout of the season, the troop headed up to Mount Laguna, Burnt Rancheria campground.
It got cold, windy and rainy but we had a great time hiking and working on skills.