Drove our Friday night at stayed at the small campground near the trailhead.
Greg and Andy being manly men
My home for the night.
Paige and her rustic steak
Trailhead, Saturday morning. Awoke to cold and fog. It was the best weather we'd have.
Heading up the trail through the fog. This area burned in the Big Basin Complex fire last year.
Into the fog along Pine Ridge
Hiking through the hillsides of lupine.
Interesting little berry-like wildflowers. Need to identify.
Occasionally the fog would clear enough for us to get peeks into amazing terrain.
Peeking down a ridge into the rocky valley far below.
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.
Don't know what this is.
Heading down church creeks into Pine Valley. Now we're below the cloud layer so it's not so bad.
Name: Pea (Laythyrus sp.)
Location: Ventana Wilderness
Date: April 10, 2010
(not sure of specific pea species - any help appreciated)
Tons of interesting rock formations in Pine Valley.
Tall pines reminding me of the Sierra.
Camp in Pine Valley
Rocks by camp
Morteros near camp
jack English's Cabin. He wasn't there, but we had a nice chat with his son.
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Heading down the creek to find a waterfall
At the top of the falls
Squirrely section before the falls
Paige and Greg at the top of the falls
See Greg and Paige at the bottom?
roger and Andy at the top of the falls
b, andy's dog, waiting patiently while we take photos
Back at camp, time for a warming fire.