PCT - Soda Mountain Road to Baldy Creek TH 8-15-14

Photos by Alex, Diane and Lynn

Smoke during the drive to the trailhead and going up the first open slope. After that, it was all clear.

We reached Little Pilot Peak around 11 am, so four of us opted to continue on to the Baldy Creek trailhead. Two of the people who quit early had experienced the steep uphill slog coming back from Baldy Creek two weeks earlier and saw no rational reason to undergo the ordeal again so soon.

We all met up again at lunch time in the vicinity of Little Pilot Peak. On the way back we stopped at the remains of a tree that had recently been destroyed by a lightning strike, and Diane performed a ballet in its honor. The longer distance hikers enjoyed beer therapy at the Caldera Brew House

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