Seven hikers climbed up to the mesa of Upper Table Rock after welcoming a new member, Nancy. The hike is always interesting, even in wintertime. We’ll return in wildflower season.
Rain held off and we were able to catch nice views of the valley below and part of Mt. McLoughlin. As expected, when in the open on the mesa, the wind was strong and chilling. We walked out a ways to a near edge for the views, but determined not to endure the windy long walk toward the FAA airways beacon and Sam’s Valley overlook.
We had lunch down the trail with a view, and returned to our cars. Three miles, 720’ elevation gain. One car stopped at TouVelle State Park for a short loop walk out beside the river and along one edge of the Denman Refuge.