2017-09-02 - Hopkins Mountain summit hike   32 Photos   Sep 2, 2017
 
A 6 hour 10.1 mile 2,861' AEG hike to the summit of Hopkins Mountain via the Hell's Hole Trail. Highlights of the hike were finding bits of ancient pottery at the summit and later a 40" right antler... half of a 12-point bull elk.
 
2017-08-31 - Fighter Plane Crash & Peak 5409   82 Photos   Aug 31, 2017
 
A brutal 6 hour 41 minute, 6.9 mile 2,586' AEG hike to Peak 5409 with a visit to the T-38 Talon crash site along the way. (The plane crashed on April 18, 1967... on my 17th birthday) 36 photos are of the wreck debris.
 
2017-08-29 - Forest Road 25A   14 Photos   Aug 29, 2017
 
A 3.25 6.6 mile 1,280' AEG hike out-and-back on Forest Road 25A with a side trip to the old National Mine.
 
2017-08-28 - State Trust Land Wandering   31 Photos   Aug 28, 2017
 
A 3.25 hour 6.6 mile 785' AEG triangular loop hike on a 110-degree day, checking out Peralta Tank along the way.
 
2017-08-25 - Forest Road 2466   58 Photos   Aug 25, 2017
 
A 4.25 hour 6 mile 1,175' AEG loop hike heading south along old Forest Road 2466 followed by a thoroughly off-trail return through part of Rawhide Canyon.
 
2017-08-23 - Forest Road 320   25 Photos   Aug 23, 2017
 
A 3.75 hour 7.3 mile 1,326' AEG hike along old US Highway 60 (currently Forest Road 320) including several side-trips to old mines.
 
2017-08-22 - Tanner Peak summit hike   24 Photos   Aug 22, 2017
 
A 6.5 hour 12.8 mile 2,680' AEG hike to the summit of Tanner Peak. During the hike we encountered wild turkeys and a dozen deer.
 
2017-08-19 - Forest Road 315 Mine Hunt   71 Photos   Aug 19, 2017
 
A 4 hour 6 mile 1,880' AEG hike up Forest Road 315, searching for old mines along the way. The vertical mineshaft and the first adit provided little interest, but the second adit made the trip worthwhile.
 
2017-08-19 - Gonzales Tank Loop   30 Photos   Aug 19, 2017
 
A 1.5 hour 2.5 mile 715' AEG loop hike out to Gonzales Tank on old Forest Road 1132, returning along cow paths along a drainage.
 
2017-08-17 - Bellevue Ghost Town   42 Photos   Aug 17, 2017
 
A 5 hour 10 mile 2159' AEG hike to visit the Bellevue ghost town near the old Gibson Mine. Bellevue mining camp was founded in 1906 when it received a post office. The Post Office was closed in 1927 and Bellevue became a ghost town. The last production from the Gibson Copper Mine ended in 1975.
 
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