Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Interesting People On Cerro Alto

Saturday , I met this seasoned senior hiker on Cerro alto , always good seeing him
He used to always be accompanied by other old guys , however it seems that he
is a lone survivor . You go John !!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cerro Alto

3-24-17 at the summit of Cerro Alto , Sierra ( my dog ) once again meets interesting people
,sierra loves attention and these girls from Cal Poly sure know how to spoil her .
These two Cal Poly seniors are on the left Lea and on the right Melany
.Both are environmental students .
Thank you ladies for the added excitement , hope to see you again .

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cerro Alto early spring

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 .

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cerro Alto

Cerro Alto

Beautiful weather

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 .

Cerro Alto

Warm spring day at the top of Cerro Alto 3-11-17

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 .


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

feburary hiking Cerro Alto

Beautiful day on Cerro Alto
Started hike late , 62 degrees , My dog Sierra loves the abundance of water .
I met a dad carrying his back
I finished my hike after sunset via the bridge trail .

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cerro Alto Before storm

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 .

rain Storm Cerro Alto

Wednesday , 1-4-17 rain on Cero Alto

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 .

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trail work on Cerro Alto

December 26 , 2016 Cerro Alto trail work

Trail fun again , this time I used a battery powered saw and was given some help by a Cal fire  Crew who were training on the mountain .
Thanks Cal Fire


hiking head lamps

Hiking Gear

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 !
This lamp is awesome