Thorn Point Dash: September 26 & 27 2015 1

Thorn Point Dash: September 26 & 27 2015
Two years ago I stumbled on a website that described a hike to an out of service fire lookout  in the Sespe Wilderness. Further research revealed a blog article, The Lady from Thorn Point, http://davidstillman.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-lady-from-thorn-point.html and I was beyond enthralled and knew that I would eventually stand on the steps of this fire lookout. (this article describes the ...

Mission Pine Springs March 13-15 2015 4

Mission Pine Springs March 13-15 2015
March 13, 2015 There is a barely visible dirt track leading up to a flat spot Julie and I always referred to as The Plateau THE PLATEAU.  Back in our VW days we saw a well loved VW bus camping in this stellar spot. I immediately named it The Plateau THE PLATEAU and promised myself ...

Lost Valley February 21 & 22 2015

Lost Valley February 21 & 22 2015
What could be better than a quick overnight trip into the San Rafael Wilderness on an uncharted trail to boot..with plenty of wildflowers and sunshine. This post is image heavy and word thin.  After exploring Lost Valley I hiked back down and found a flat spot close to the river, actually more of a small ...

First Hike of 2015!

First Hike of 2015!
Rattlesnake trail to the top of East Camino Cielo. 4,500 total elevation. A great start to the new year!     On the way back down the trail I had the good fortune of seeing a bobcat! At first I thought it was a rock in the trail but when it turned and looked at ...