PCT - Castle Crags - North from Dog Creek to Sabin's Point 12-6-17

Photos by Dan and Keeley

We started the day under clear blue skies and temps in the mid 40’s.  It turned out to be a perfect day to go hiking.  The first part of this hike is up a steep creek bed with many rocks to navigate, but it was quickly conquered and we hit the PCT trail, going north, even though it seemed like we were going south.  Most of the creek crossings were dry or very limited flow, so the trail was relatively easy, except for the upward trend. 

There was one very large tree (think 4+ feet in diameter and 2 feet off the ground) that had fallen across the trail, which took all of us a bit of work to overcome.  Once over, we were all on our way up the trail.  The views from this hike are amazing, basically going below and on the south side of the Castle Crags, with many places to see the rocks well lit from the sun. 

Lunch was taken at Sabin’s Point, named after our famous explorer who found this hike, along with Richard, a good friend of the group.  The sun was out and it seemed to be in the low 60’s during lunch, with a slight breeze to keep us cool.  It was a relaxing lunch, while we absorbed the views.  On the way down, we noticed more acorns on the ground than we have seen on any other hike.  It was 42 degrees at the cars by the time we got down, as the sun set behind the mountains. 

Refreshments were taken at the Road House Grill in Yreka.  This hike continues to be in the top 10 list of hikes in our portfolio.  

Keeley

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