PCT - Keno Access Road to Old Baldy Lookout 1-28-15

Photos by Bev, Bob, Dan and John

Nice day for a hike, although we would have rather been snowshoeing. The temperature climbed from the mid-30s into the low-50s under sunny skys.

On the way up there were spots of snow on the trail in open areas above about 5,600', but it was generally easy walking. We had lunch siting on the rocks at the viewpoint just before the trail turns sharply north to head around Old Baldy. It was a pretty clear day and we enjoyed views of Shasta in and out of the clouds and Mt. Lassen was visible on the horizon at 128 miles.

The highlight of the hike was our ascension of Vulture Rock on our way back down. The approach combined the best of solid snow cover with thick bushwhacking around the base of the rock. Consensus was next time to just head up to Vulture Rock for lunch.

We took refreshment at the Black Sheep.

Ashland Hiking Home

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