Pilot Rock TH to Porcupine Mountain 11-2-22

Photos by Jerry and Keeley

Track download from Keeley: Porcupine Mountain 11-2-22 

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Five of us headed to the Pilot Rock Road to hike up to Porcupine Mountain, despite the weather forecast.  We started with 29 degree weather and it was snowing very lightly.  Soon the snow stopped and it was beautiful out.  We hiked in 3 to 8 inches of snow on the trail and under mostly overcast skies.  Some in the group wanted to hike a different way, so I just followed their lead to learn a new way of getting to Porcupine Mountain.  As it turned out it was a bit short at just under 6 miles, but it was so nice to be outside in this winter wonderland, no one complained. 

We had lunch at the base of the last rock climb to get to our normal lunch spot and enjoyed the views, which were limited due to the fog, but still nice.  The sun did come out for a brief visit and there were times we saw blue skies.  We all headed back to the car with smiles on our faces.  Next time we will do the slightly longer version of this hike, but it was nice to learn about another route to the top.