Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cerro Alto 4th of July

Cerro Alto Hosts
4Th of July
Celebrating Hikers
above couple enjoy some beer under a shelter at the top
on a hot day on the 4th.
Note the shelter overlooks the ocean .

This group is also at the summit and pose with my dog Sierra
who always enjoys hikers .
Interesting note is the girl on the left is Victoria and we met on this mountain
a year ago and she remembered that encounter . This is an experience I often encounter and enjoy
as many folks who only occasionally visit this mountain consider this mountain
a very special hike !!
below are photos of Manzanita beery these are a favorite food for bears and a few years ago
they were eaten about as fast as they ripened , but now with the increased hiker traffic
due to Internet exposure , these berry is left to dry and fall to the ground as wild life
now shy away from these trails . The wild life now have moved more to the north where hiking trails are non existent .
Below are photos of Sweet Peas now in bloom on the Scout Trail,
noteworthy is in the Spring these can be seen along the highways in this
county and many other locations !

Cerro Alto is a daily hike for me and is located on Highway 41 between Atascadero and Morro Bay in California on the central coast .`