Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cerro Alto

Cerro Alto Hiking 
What a beautiful week of hiking on Cerro Alto

I met some beautiful folks enjoying their hiking with their dogs .
My dog Sierra enjoyed the rain puddles again .
Thew sunsets were beautiful .
The clouds at the summit ,just beautiful .
pretty sage this year

below , the land slide on Tower road is cleared up

sweet water mine below

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cerro Alto and young hikers

Cerro enjoys young hikers 
I love seeing young hikers .
The first couple were near the summit and walking down when I first saw them . They loved playing with Sierra

The family below  were were at the one mile intersection on the canyon trail .

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rain on Cerro Alto 
Tuesday the 19th 

Heave rain brought flooding on Tuesday . However , there after the creeks are beautiful , I even found some Chanterelle Mushrooms .
Sierra My trail  dog loves the water    .

flash flood at Scout trail head
Too fast and deep to cross !

 bridge under water at trail head 

 water now in the streams 

moon rise at Cerro summit 5:30 pm

Beautiful Chanterelle Mushroom 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Finally a dry sunny hike on CerroAlto 
The first seven photos are made after climbing the Scout Trail 
The first mile was as usual steep and damp from recent rains and bright and  sunny upon reaching the ridge .
loved it 
however on the west ridge , lots of standing water and mud .
My dog Sierra loved it , she drank from all the pools . On the drainage on the west edge , lots of water  three to for  feet  ft . deep .Sierra , my daily hiking partner loves to soak in the deep water . 
This is a worth while muddy trip if you love all the changes of nature .

The last five photos are on 1-12-16
Below a couple of friends , running the Ladies loop and Sierra 
excited to see  them .

Sierra enjoying the views 

I met this couple near the summit , they were enjoying then climb with four dogs 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Rinconada Trail

Rinconada Trail
Saturday 2 nd of January 2016

Cold day several surprises today , Ice on the trail , see photo . fresh Bear tracks 
note the bears have been asleep since late November . Look like something woke up this bear , see the fresh tracks .
The biggest surprise of all , my two friends Jim and Bob and I saw a mountain lion following two girls on the trail , too far away for a photo .

Sierra loves muddy water.below