After The Fire

Big Basin CA State Park

The rafting company (OARS) really emphasized how serious a hike the climb up from Phantom Ranch is. This (and a new pair of boots) gave me a great excuse to "train" - this picture is from a 12½ mile hike on Thursday, April 29th, two days before I left for Arizona.

The trailhead is about half an hour up the coast from me. This spot is maybe half a mile in and 250 feet up from the beach, on a ridge that wraps around a small, farmed valley.

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