Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cerro Alto and family hiking

family hiking 

I had the pleasure of meeting Dad and his little sons doing a great job of hiking a very steep portion of the canyon trail on Cerro Alto yesterday . Their dog was following doing his job of guarding his pack . The boys seemed to be having a lot of fun and dad was doing a great job of supporting and leading the adventure . Good Job guys !

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Cerro Alto

March 2 , 2016
Weather change , no sunshine  and 14 degrees cooler than yesterday  in the afternoon .
Had a great hike  with Sierra , but it was very cloudy and cold . The summit was windy .
I met several of the regulars on the mountain  , three cyclists and one runner . And I also met someone new to the  Vanessa with her three dogs , they were accompanied by a young nice guy who did not get into the photo  below . They enjoyed the hike but did not make the summit as they got lost  . Oh well , better luck the next time ! 
The trail is the ATT connector trail . I believe Vanessa  missed the unsigned left turn 6/10 of a mile below the summit at the saddle overlooking Morro Bay .  , very easy to do for first time visitors .

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cerro Alto Early Flower Bloom

March  , warm weather brings early wild flower bloom to 
Cerro Alto

We are experiencing  warmer than usual weather in the first week of march 
whichis causing a earlier start of wild flower bloom on CErro Alto . Right now you can enjoy a fair amount of color , especially on the western slopes of the mountain . Variety and volume of flowers 
will increase daily for the next three weeks . The aroma is beautiful already . Enjoy .

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

cerro alto attracting many new hiking residents

Cerro Alto keeeps attracting many new hikers .

Wednesday , the 24 th , oince again I enjoyed a hike on Cerro Alto and met a new hiker . It seems that daily I meet new first time visitors to Cerro Alto , thanks to smart phones and hiking apps .
Below is a young lady I met today , she was carrying the small dog and her medium size dog hiked with her to the summit . Meet Whitney and her dogs photographed below . I hope to see you enjoy the mountain frequently .

Below My dog Sierra joins Whitney and is interested in the little guy in her arms .

The photo below is a broken sign at the intersection of the canyon trail . It breaks my heart to see such  vandalism . Ron frequently replaces these signs at no cost to the public . Thanks Ron !
I tried to find the post for the sign bud had no luck . I guess the vandals threw over into a canyon .