Castle Crags 4/24/24

Photos by Bob, Leslie and Nancy

Ashland Hiking Home

Wow….. driving south along I-5 at around 8:30 did not look promising; nor did the weather map.  The forecast suggested a relatively low chance of rain, so thinking of a different location was not an option.

Seven of us hit the trail head with Nanci in a yellow rain jacket to scare away the rain.  It worked!  By the time we reached the top it was clear enough to sit in the majesty of rocks and melt into its splendor.   We had lunch watching turkey vultures play in the breeze in the deeply etched northside canyon.  And, then walked over to the view spot and crawled under the keyhole for the grand view.

The details of the blood, sweat, and tears of the hike up, will remain in our memories of what it cost to enjoy the privilege of being another year older, and back to this special rock garden in the sky.