Grizzly Peak 6-5-17

Photos by Bob, Denise and Jeff

Our hardy hikers arrived at Rite Aid, and continued to arrive, and continued to arrive. Nice weather. Nice hike. Short drive. Without losing a step we dispatched them to the trailhead where we split the hikers into two groups and gave the first group a good head start.

The weather was perfect. The trail was clear and the mud was gone. We stopped at a few look outs along the way and did a clockwise navigation of the loop at higher elevation. The flowers were out in abundance.

We met for lunch before the peak and assembled the multitudes for a group pic. Fortunately Bob Palermini had his wide angle lens to capture the 10 foot assault of the pile of rocks that is the summit. Not all are in the picture so don't bother counting. Suffice it to say we started with 29. A few went off on their own so the numbers were manageable in two groups.

The hikers made good time and we finished early. A few of us gathered at Caldera where this time the servers were many and the customers were few. The beer is always excellent and there were positive comments about the home brewed ginger ale. Apparently it improves as you get to the bottom of the barrel and pick up more sediment. How you arrange to do that as a customer is beyond me.

Once again I earned extra credit for forgetting my poles and binoculars at the lunch place and enjoying an extra mile of hiking. MIke Sanson disappeared down the South face by himself (we hope) and if he survived he will get extra credit times 2. Gladys Sanson will also get a gold star for retrieving him somewhere or other. We ran a thrift shop to recycle goods left at the hiking party the day before and I am only left with a large salad fork.

A good time was had by all.

Ashland Hiking Home

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