PCT - From Siskiyou Gap Around and Over Big Red Mountain 7-11-16

Fourteen keen hikers headed up Rapp Road/Wagner Creek Road/Rd 22 to Rd 20 to the right and the PCT trailhead at Siskiyou Gap. The weather was perfection for hiking, starting off with a bit of a chill.

On the ascent we enjoyed the panoramic views over to Wagner Butte, Mount Ashland and Shasta. The bear grass had started to bloom and at high elevation there were lots of other flowers at their best in July.

We took John's Ugly Tree route to the left and the summit of Big Red Mountain where we lunched with 360 degree views. We lingered on top with the good weather and some chocolate.

We met a PCT hiker up from Mexico. He had skipped some PCT around Etna CA due to wild fires and was heading back to do them after an obligatory ice cream cone in Ashland and a night at Callahan's.

Everyone loved the hike and several said they wanted to do it again this year.

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