Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Cerro Alto
Deer Season
Aug the 12th. Sierra and I enjoyed our hike to the summit of Cerro Alto as you can see Sierra at the top of the mountain . on the way back down Sierra was shot on the right side by a careless hunter from a distance of 4/10 mile . The photo with the bullet wound was taken after her visit to the emergency hospital . Several shots struck around us she was hit with one .
Folks be careful , there are some very careless hunters out there . It is my opinion that hunting should be prohibited in hiking trail areas such Cerro Alto located on Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero Ca. in SLO Co.
The hiking traffic here is very heavy .
Sierra below before she was shot.
wound after hospital treatment

Sierra is now improving fast and hiking
short distances . We were lucky that the bullet traveled a long distance and lost much of it's power . No broken bones
Just pain and hurt feelings and much anger !

Bear creek trail

Bear Creek Trail

August 5th --- Bear Creek Trail located in Mono Co Ca. in the high sierras .
We started our adventure with dinner at a wonderful little resort called Vermilion Resort  , located at Edison Lake approximately 55 miles east of Fresno Ca. on highway 168 . The food here is very good and reasonably priced . The folks working here are very friendly and helpful . The hikers for the most part are thru hikers who stop off here for resupply . The beer is cold the wine good ! Evening bond fire is warm and magnetic as it draws campers for an exchange of hiking stories .
Our trail began at the diversion dam after a short 4 wheel drive adventure across granite trail . We hiked north east for approx. 9 miles to the PCT trail and then south east for a few miles , making base camp 22 degrees north east of Mt Hooper at the 9000 ft.  elevation on the PCT. We day hiked up to Rose Lake located south west of base camp at the 10500. ft. elevation . The lake was beautiful , the fishing -- not so good .All and all the adventure was great , views spectacular , my travel companions -- the best --- Leah , her father Wayne , and my dog Sierra .The weather was great for hiking with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 30s  

I celebrated my74th. birthday

August 8th. with my friends

and a fine cigar and brandy . 

 below granite trail leading to diversion dam


below is Sierra

Leah and dad Wayne

Sierra below showing off her skill as a trail carrying 15 lbs.

Myself and Sierra resting

Sierra guarding Wayne as he fishes below.

This lady was camping alone at the lake .

Sierra making friends again below.

66 year old hiker below traveling alone .