Big Red 8-19-19

Photos by Bob and Steve S.

A great hike in perfect weather and close by will draw a crowd. And so it was as 18 hikers joined up to do Big Red Mountain. We made our way up the trail in orderly fashion, with a few stops to admire the views. At the correct point on the trail we turned left up the hill to the summit and found the usual lunch place on an outcropping of rocks. The air was clear and the 360 degree view stunning. 

Along the PCT we met a series of through hikers and others, including one couple chasing butterflies and a female trail runner who left us in the dust. 

After lunch we divided up the group, with some returning as we came and others continuing along the ridge and down to the trail further along. The latter route has the advantage of big views to both sides. 

The two groups finished around the same time and some of us headed for Caldera for refreshments. 

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