Daily Archives: May 4, 2014

Day 19 – Spanish Oak Gap to Bluff Mountain

We had a much nicer night sleeping in the tarp and not at very high elevation. Our first ascent was up Snowbird Mountain. The FAA has a tower up there (looks like the one off Seemsville Road for my homies) and also apparently maintains the “bald” aspect by keeping it relatively mowed. It created a different atmosphere to the trail vs. the normal forest look.

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Approach to Snowbird summit

Later in the day we summitted another even cooler looking bald called Max Patch. I think we were hiking in an area that used to be primarily used for agriculture because it had some old cattle fences and barbed wire and such. In any case, it had some unique views and looks. It seemed to be a pretty popular destination for day hikers, too.

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Approach to Max Patch summit

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On Max Patch

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More Max Patch

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Old pastures off Max Patch I think?

There was also a third mountain (Walnut) with a mostly clear summit.

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Walnut Mountain summit

Pretty cool stuff today again. This trail is amazing. Continue reading