Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Emigrant Wilderness

Emigrant Wilderness 
I celebrated my 77th birthday backpacking with Mark and my dog Sierra in the Emigrant wilderness August 2016 . the weather was great and the vistas beautiful . We met a lot of beautiful folks and Sierra made many friends .  We accessed from Modesto Ca. via hwy 108  , obtained permits at Pine Crest ranger station . Water is plentiful along rout to Emigrant Lake . One letter of water at any time .
The elevation gain is moderate at best .

Myself and Sierra 


Myself and Sierra below

Small tree splitting a rock below 

on aday hike I forgot Sierra's dish and I had to feed her in my hand . Bad deal 

Below Sierra befriending a ranger

Met this young man , Michael below who knew my grandson Michael .
Small world .

Sierra making friends with hikers below 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cerro Alto and Interesting People

Sunday July 31 st on Cerro Alto 
I met this beautiful couple hiking the mountain , 
Samantha and Andy from Laguna  Hills Ca. 
I hope I got the information as my recorder malfunctioned at  the summit due to high wind . 
Late afternoon weather was beautiful with temperatures in the upper 70s after 5 PM. 
H enjoyed hiking with this couple and sharing local ;geographical and trail information .

They both enjoyed Sierra ( my dog ) and that always warms my heart !