2009 Hike Photos
2009 Hike Photo Gallery
Additional photos are posted here
March 19 hike to Hoegees Camp - this loop trail (lower and upper Winter
Creek) is one of our more frequent hikes, and good for warming up early in the
April 2 hike to Hermit Falls and Sturtevant Falls
Eleven people on this hike.
The falls were lovely.
April 19 - hike to Hoegee's Camp (lower and upper Winter Creek Trails).
A road construction sign indicating possible delays due to road work coupled
with a partially closed access gate deterred some of our group from
joining this hike, so they headed up to Orchard Camp.
Here's the rest of the group hiking toward Orchard Camp
April 30 - eleven hikers on their way to Hoegee's Camp via lower Winter Creek
May 7 - ten hikers on this hike - we made the 7.3 mile round trip in just
three hours, and were out before dark!!!
May 14 - Sam Merrill Trail - seven hikers
May 21 - Dawn Mine - inside - from a camera phone
July 9 - Orchard Camp - we saw several deer on this hike, but only two
posed for us.
July 16 - to Hermit Falls and Sturtevant Falls -- "it's
July 23 - a hot day - low 90's at the start -- a long hike -- and a surprise
alongside the road on the way out -- this 3 foot rattlesnake was very mad
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view of hike
August 13 - at the start of the trail
We all made it to the top....
...and had quite a spread of snacks....
Smoke from the Santa Clara Fire...
and a little tarantula we spotted alongside the trail on the hike out.
Jones Peak - August 20, 2009
Hoegees - August 27, 2009 - the Station Fire was burning to the west of us,
and there was some smoke in the air, but the trails were still open