Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Eve hike on Cerrro Alto

Christmas Eve Hike 

The weather was beautiful on Cerro alto 
The hikers were beautiful as well .
Below , the two ladies Nicky and Naomi 
both summited and were enjoying champagne 
both of these girls were from Morro Bay area 
The couple below with the hiking cat were visiting from San Diego

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cerro Alto in December

cool hike on Cerro Alto
on 12-19-17
my dog Sierra meets six dogs and the
 owners Anna and Bonnie of
Arroyo Grande 
Upon descending the mountain , the weather 
changed from cool to cold with much fog

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cerro Alto conditioning hike


Wonderful hikers with my dog Sierra .

I met this Paso robles Couple on the Cerro Alto trail
Sorry about forgetting their names but I sure enjoyed their story 
The young man shared that he was going into Marine Boot Camp 
and wanted to improve his physical conditioning by hiking .
Best wishes !

Sunday, December 10, 2017

interesting people on Cerro Alto

Great hike on Cerro Alto 
My dog Sierra met some beautiful hikers
Scouts from North County SLO

smoke as seen from the summit looking south 
Ventura Fire 

sierra finds a half frozen snake , it was alive

sierra having fun

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cerro Alto Sun Set

Cerro Alto Sunset pm 

time 6:30

While descending from the summit of Cerro Alto I saw this young lady Shannon of SLO who
We were approximately 1/2 mile from the top .
She continued up the mountain after dark ., but the sun set was worth it !A brave hiker !

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cerro Alto , boy scout trail

Views from the Boy Scout Trail on Cerro Alto 
October 2017 
the first photo is the trail head , located a few feet south of the metal fence at the entry of 
Cerro alto drive way on highway 41 .
Note the Cerro Alto summit in the second photo .
The trail is flat for a half mile along the creek and then climbs 
at a steep 24% grade to the ridge with technical spots along the climb .
The trail takes you through a small forest before reaching Cerro Alto .

worth the extra miles 
round trip 7 miles 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Deer hunting season

It is deer season  again in the central coast in California .

Please be careful . Below is a photo 
Of a bullet wound on my dog Sierra 
Suffered in August 2013 on 
Cerro Alto trail . 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cerro Alto 6-24-17

Cerro alto summit
 Was a cool day today with a gentle breeze from Morro Bay moving across Cerro Alto Sumit 
Time was 6 pm , temperature at the top 70 degrees 

Ashly having fun

Mountain lion scat and tracks on a busy ATT trail 
very unusual find on a busy trail
Catalina berry showing promise , these will be red when ripe 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cerro Alto and Meditation

Yesterday while hiking Cerro Alto , I came upon these young ladies 
meditating on the ATT Trail .

I Additional info these ladies hiked 1.7miles and 700ft. Elevation gain while bare foot . 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Condor Trail and Cerro Alto

Tuesday 5-30-17 I met this hiker on Cerro Alto
He was hiking the condor trail and entered Cerro Alto from the Questa ridge .
The link below will inform you of his challenging adventure .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Moms's Day on Cerro Alto

I enjoyed my hike on Cerro Alto on Mom's Day .

I met this young family on the trail , I forget their names
 but I sure admire their enthusiasm .

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cerro Alto

Thursday afternoon I summited Cerro Alto and I met this healthy Couple at the top  ,
The young man had just proposed marriage to her . Beautiful day , beautiful couple .
I recorded their names , but due to wind noise , I am not sure I have the names
His name is Seth and hers is Brisa or Lisa .
Both are from SLO
Fast hikers and at the bottom of the mountain they left the
trail head via bicycles .
Congratulations .
below is a recording of this couple

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cerro alto

Friday was a rain day on Cerro Alto 
I enjoyed the company of Wayne Howard the camera man 

Cerro Alto

Interesting Hikers on Cerro Alto Summit

Yesterday I met these two students of Cal Poly at the summit of Cerro Alto
These girls are serious hikers and claim that hiking is their only sport
they have enjoyed some back packing   in the Ventana Wilderness .
Always a pleasure meeting youth enjoying hiking in the wilderness .

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cerro Alto

another fun day on Cerro Alto as I met this young adventures couple
Nathan and Brianna were on a honeymoon .
The close up photo features the summit and the distant photo is of them on a ridge south west of the summit .

Monday, March 27, 2017

Interesting People On Cerro Alto

Saturday , I met this seasoned senior hiker on Cerro alto , always good seeing him
He used to always be accompanied by other old guys , however it seems that he
is a lone survivor . You go John !!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cerro Alto

3-24-17 at the summit of Cerro Alto , Sierra ( my dog ) once again meets interesting people
,sierra loves attention and these girls from Cal Poly sure know how to spoil her .
These two Cal Poly seniors are on the left Lea and on the right Melany
.Both are environmental students .
Thank you ladies for the added excitement , hope to see you again .

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cerro Alto early spring

Signs of early spring on Cerro Alto , cyanosis , fuchsias , blue sage ,, butter cups  poppies , lizards , banana slugs ,Beatles , salamanders , all struggling for recognition , the mountain has an aroma of perfume . a gift to be enjoyed by all who climb the mountain .