Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cerro Alto gets rain

Photos taken last week , the day after the thunder and rain storm ., Below we see Cerro Alto from highway 41 . 
The weather was cold and damp , windy . The trails were wet , the air fresh , smells beautiful . The fog engolphed us near the top. My dog Sierra loved the water on the trails .
The mountain got several inches of rain but needs much much more .

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cerro Alto

Cat Track on trail
On my Cerro Alto daily hikes I am seeing Cougar and deer tracks again on the bridge trail close to the campground . These trails ar very busy with hiking traffic and as a  norm I don't see fresh tracks here during the day , maybe the springs up high are drying up and the wild life are getting bold in seeking water near the campground .The track below is of a yearling mountain lion , very fresh in the dust , an hour or less in age . Traffic was heavy here , winds strong . The ridges are sharp on this track .
As I said I have been seeing tracks in this area several times during the  day light hours . . Keep your eyes open , you might get lucky and see a cat . I have been so lucky several times in years past . I saw a cat once this year on Cerro alto .

Cerro Alto

Yesterday I met Peggy hiking with her dog on 
Cerro Alto , she was carrying 40 plus pounds , training for an adventure in the near future.
She is going to back pack the High Sierra Trail with her daughter .
In the photo is Peggy ,her dog and of course my Sierra with the pack .

Friday, July 3, 2015

Cerro Alto night hike

Evening group hiking Cerro Alto

I think the tall young man on the left is Bruce , correct me if I am wrong .
They were starting their hike at 7 pm . They appeared to be well equipped for a night hike .
I wish I had gone with them !