Friday, March 5, 2010

Hike 3--04-10, Kings Canyon-Sendero Esperanza to Norris, back via Gould Mine

Trail heads down to the wash here.  This is one of 2 ways to go. I regretted this choice, when I realized, I had to walk the wash all the way to the Picnic area.
Trail here is still going through the wash. This part takes you up and above a rock wall!
Along the way, an oaisis of rain water left from Sundays storm. This is 4 days post!
You will have to picture water flowing here!  Only runs when it rains.
The other trail up from the wash.  Decided to climb up there. Ran into an ocotillo that was nice enough to comb my hair !
View of the valley from the trail...this is north west.
View of the wash from the upper trail.  I would have been walking there had I not climbed the hill!
More of the wash, almost to the end.
First trail marker I find here. The restroom is blacked out....there IS none!
I continued on the Kings Canyon trail.
The trail heading that way, climbs here.
Mt. Wasson.  NO I did not make that spot this trip!
Pleasant here!
Ok, I found the ocotillo blooming here.  The hummingbirds really love RED!
This is the Sendero Esperanza trail.
This is my rest stop where I ate my orange.
Also evident of heavy water during the rains.
Rock house on this trail.  Nestled into the mountain, not that far from the mine.
Mine shaft is covered here to protect idiots, oh, ok, folks...
The Gould Mine trail.  I will take that back.  The foreground is part of the tailings from the mine.
On the way to the Hugh Norris trail.
More later!

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