Signs of early spring on Cerro Alto , cyanosis , fuchsias , blue sage ,, butter cups poppies , lizards , banana slugs ,Beatles , salamanders , all struggling for recognition , the mountain has an aroma of perfume . a gift to be enjoyed by all who climb the mountain .
I really enjoyed my hike today as the weather was super nice on Cerro Alto and I met some interesting people .Photo below is of Ashley , I like her shirt and I was happy to have met her again as I have met her in the past hiking this mountain .
The photo below expresses the peaceful feeling I so often enjoy with the view at the top .
What a beautiful day on Cerro Alto , warm and no wind at the top . Many folks were enjoying the mountain today including amber , Kylie , and their dog Bear , they are camping out at the summit . Very brave of them because it is a little spooky up there at night , however they have a full moon , a sunset and a sun rise to enjoy ! I hope I spelled the names correctly .I also hope the video works .
Cerro Alto before the storm offers a beautiful view of coast .
Some advice for new hikers on Cerro , The weathers at the summit is often very cold and windy so be prepared . this week I met several new hikers who left their jackets hanging on tree limbs at lower levels because it was warmer wile climbing at lower levels . These hikers were very cold at the summit and expressed regret leaving their jackets below on the trails .
5 and 1/2 inches of rain fell on Cerro Alto today , I hiked both the Canyon Trail and the Bridge trail and found the canyon trail not passable due to flash flooding . More rain expected on 7, 8 , and 9th -- Sat . Sun and Mon.
Note the Scout trail had flash flooding also . The ground is saturated and you can expect flooding so if you hike in the rain , be careful .
Often I share my preference in hiking and backing gear and once again I feel obligated to share this gear .
head lamp made by Ledlenser , I love this lamp as it has a rheostat allowing you to adjust the brightness of the lamp . a few weeks ago I called ledlenser to order a new one as my lamp was suffering severe wear and tear as I use it on trail several times a week and also use it on several back packing adventures a year . In conversation with a customer service agent at Ledlenser I shared mt story of a damaged head lamp and I was told of a warranty of 5 years . I explained I had the lamp for over three years and no receipt of purchase , she directed me to send the unit in for repair , I did so and the company mailed me a new up dated version that had many more practical features than my old one . I not only find this new lamp superior to my old lamp I am also very impressed with their warranty and service !