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Where the spirit leads the feet will follow.
Down distant paths for unmapped miles.
Heads forget but hearts remember:
The art of living knows no bounds.

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"The best way out is always through" - Robert Frost

Saturday, April 28, 2012

* Bummer Peak Hike @ Lake Sonoma

5 miles out and back to Bummer peak at Lake Sonoma with Marcie.

At the first creek crossing

Lake Sonoma with Mount St. Helena on the horizon

Crowley Lake View Trail around Bummer Peak


A turtle along the trail

An Eagle and nest at lake level

Friday, April 27, 2012

* Caliente Ridge Hike @ Carrizo Plain

Caliente Ridge Trail
Caliente Range
Carrizo Plain National Monument
16 miles out and back.

Sunrise on the Caliente Ridge access road
Higher up on the access road

Looking back at Soda Lake

Looking south from the trail head

Another shot of Soda Lake

Along the Ridge Trail

The range to the southwest

Caliente Peak is the the peak hiding behind the high peak to the right

A high valley that used to be a cattle ranch

An old corral and table

Another shot of the corral on the way back

Whats left of an old trailer

Barbed wire and post

Movin' on

A nice section of the trail that looks out over the Carrizo Plain

Hidden rock formations

The final push to Caliente Peak

Looking back west from the trail

The last climb

Summit Sam!

The ruined summit structure

A view north from the trail