Pine Ridge Trail 4-2015
Once again , we hiked the Pine ridge Trail . Mark , Wayne , Bill and Myself hiked with a triple purpose adventure .
- Visiting Jack English was definitely a goal as we were informed that he would be flying in by helicopter for a visit to his cabin .
- Mark wanted to visit the Caves and see some native American cave drawings .
- We hoped to enjoy some wild flowers
And once again , Bill surprised us with a visit in Pine Valley . He hiked in with a dinner to die for .
we enjoyed shrimp , cheeses , baked salmon , chicken casserole , bread , fine wine , and pie for dessert . This makes two years consecutively that Bill has done this for us . This is a hard act to repay as he had to carry all this in a back pack for six miles with an elevation gain of 1000 ft .
Please enjoy the photos .
Above Sierra enjoying the wild flowers .
Myself and the Monterey Ba yin the background .
too steep for gathering a bouquet
above Pine Valley
Mark -- teaching us about flowers
above --- deer leg left behind by a cougar
cave drawings , above and beow
above -- the caves
more shots of the caves
note worthy -- we had lunch in the caves
Life doesn't get any better !
above Jack at 95 years of age
above Jack's son Denis
above dennis and Jack
above photo taken at the Church Ranch
dinner at Jacks cabin
after dinner music by Denis and wayne
above Denis and Jack
myself and Jack
This is a selfy of Bill , the friend responsible for the great dinner in the wilderness .
Without Bill this hiking adventure would not have come together as
he kept me up to date on Jack and arranged th caves visit .
And I can't say enough about the dinner and three botttles of fine red wine !