Back at camp, time for a warming fire.
From Ventana Wilderness Pine Valley Backpack (04.09-10.2010)
roger and Andy at the top of the falls
See Greg and Paige at the bottom?
Paige and Greg at the top of the falls
At the top of the falls
jack English's Cabin. He wasn't there, but we had a nice chat with his son.
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Morteros near camp
Rocks by camp
Camp in Pine Valley
Tall pines reminding me of the Sierra.
Tons of interesting rock formations in Pine Valley.
On the return hike (no pics, due to the rain) we hiked out in a storm. The winds were gusting up this hillside in 60+mph blasts. No wonder there aren't any trees.
Peeking down a ridge into the rocky valley far below.
Occasionally the fog would clear enough for us to get peeks into amazing terrain.
Hiking through the hillsides of lupine.
Into the fog along Pine Ridge
Heading up the trail through the fog. This area burned in the Big Basin Complex fire last year.