Sabin's Point - Castle Crags

Photos by Francie, Jerry and Sherry

There were 9 hikers who set out to hike to Sabin's Point in the Castle Crags via the Dog Trail and the PCT. We welcomed Janet who was new to the Wednesday group. We also had Rich and Jerry along to see if part of this trail would be good for the Monday group.

The temperature was a little chilly in the low to mid 40s as we started our uphill climb in the shade. In no time at all we were in the sunshine and adjusting our layers. Looking to the southwest we could see that the Grey Rocks were still covered in snow.

We continued along and went through a few places where streams once flowed, but it was dry this year. At around 2.6 miles in, we stopped for a pack off, snack break. Rich shared some chocolate with the group. After continuing on, we came to the turn where the scramble to Burstarse Falls is. We didn't go to the falls, but I later suggested that it might be a good spot for the Monday group to go.

Jerry and Rich told me they were going to take a little side trip to Disappearing Creek and discovered that in fact the creek had disappeared. The rest of us continued on up to Sabin's Point and were joined by them shorty after. The skies were blue and there was a gentle breeze that made our lunch spot very enjoyable with views of the Castle Crags. I passed around more chocolate as I believed that this group deserved another treat.

We returned back down the trail and made a few stops to regroup. There were no gnats in the air at the turn to the Dog Trail and everyone made sure to tell Barry we were there. With a big smile on his face, he took the banter about the fact that he had once missed the turn.

We returned back to Ashland in the late afternoon so we skipped beer and fried food.

Francie  

Track download: Castle Crags 3-16-22.gpx

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