Sterling Mine Ditch - Wolf Gap to Deming Gulch 2-17-16

Photos by Francie and Dan

n.b. When meeting at the Griffin Creek School it is quite useful to specify whether you are meeting in the north or the south parking lot. Other than that, the drive to the TH was uneventful.

The weather was mostly overcast with the occasional hazy sun break. Temperatures fell from the mid-50s at the Wolf Gap TH to the high 40s by the time we made it to Deming Gulch. We had spritzy drizzle from time to time but the real rain didn't start until we were safely enjoying refreshments at Boomtown.

On the way down the Wolf Gap trail we were lured off trail by a homemade sign to visit the Giant Double-Trunked Madrone. We all agreed that this was truly a once in a lifetime event.

We had lunch trailside with nice views down into the Little Applegate Valley. After lunch we enjoyed Frigiliana Chocolate Puro courtesy of our dearly departed Margita.

The hike was listed as being 9 miles long. However, when we got to the 9 mile point there was some grumbling in the ranks that the hike should now be over. The description has been updated to reflect a more accurate 9.7 mile length.

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