Soda Mountain Road to Little Pilot Peak 9-17-21

Photos by Kay

With perfect hiking temperature and tolerable air quality, five of us were ready to hike on the PCT to Little Pilot Peak. From Highway 66 we turned onto Soda Mountain Road just before reaching the Greensprings Summit. We drove on the gravel road about 4 miles to the PCT crossing, just after passing under the power lines for the second time.

We hiked south on the PCT in the Soda Mountain direction. Much of the trail passes through the forest with views of an aspen grove at around 1 mile. Just over 2 miles the trail zig-zags around a large fallen tree (shown in photo). We left the trail on the right side and headed up an open, dry area to the top of the ridge. A rough, dirt trail is on the left side of the hill beyond two fallen, horizontal logs. At the top, we perched on the cliff-edge rocks and enjoyed valley views 3,000’ below. All agreed that it’s good to be back hiking with friends in the Soda Mountain Wilderness.

This was a 5+ mile hike with a welcome stop for beverages and pie at Coco Rico Restaurant at the Greensprings afterwards.

Ashland Hiking Home

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