The Backcountry Weekend is usually perfectly timed for the time of year where weather is nice (i.e. not Coe-hot) and it's still green.
There was tons of water this year. Couldn't hike along Orestimba creek without getting wet feet. I hiked in my chacos most of the day.
More water. Several deep swimmin' holes.
Stay classy, Mustang Pond
Last big wet-foot crossing before heading to Jackrabbit Lake
On our way to Jackrabbit Lake
Tadpole swarm! There were hundreds of them at the edge of this water crossing.
There were a lot of bass in jackrabbit lake. David caught tons of them but nothing big enough to be worth eating.
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Sam finds that his map is multi-purpose
Pavla and I decided to go exploring while the guys lazed around in the shade. Even the ducks were more active.
Not the clearest bluest water but for Coe it's perfect.
View towards our (hidden) campsite at the far end of the lake
Far end of jackrabbit lake
Wormy that crawled up my foot. Also: ick, dry dirty foot skin.
Camp. Not bad. Smartest thing I did on this trip was bring a big tyvek sheet to lay out over the itchy grass. And Zyrtec.
Our temporary trail down to the waterfront. Rather than stomp all over the grass we walked the same path, snow-camping style. It should pop up again soon. It also helped keep the foxtails to a minimum.
Sunday morning. While the rest of the group finishes packing up we wait in what little shade we have. it's going to be a warm day.
Sunday morning, dam end of Jackrabbit Lake. This is where all the people were. Including the 25 member boyscout troop.
Giant antler we found on our way up to Mustang Peak
Climbing to the ridge. Today's hike was a bit harder, ascending to mustang peak before heading back to the cars.
Jackrabbit Lake from above
Looking north through Coe
It's still green but it's starting to dry out
Blurry horny toad. This little dude would not sit still for a photo. They are so cute.
Mustang Peak - target in sight.
View west towards sizer.
Almost to Mustang Peak
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There is one final classic Coe steep hot ascent.
View towards the Sierra. Yes, we could see them. No, my camera didn't capture it.
On top of Mustang Peak. Quite a view!