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Friday, March 4, 2011

Vulture Peak Hike

Last night at dinner Mike and Pat suggested a good hike for us, Vulture Peak.  We were familiar with the area having explored for boondocking spots at one time.  Off we went this morning making a couple wrong turns before finally finding the correct road.  When we reached the trailhead the sign said there was a 4WD trail to another trailhead closer to the peaks—I had to close my eyes a couple of times but we made it!

OH, MY—was that area ever beautiful!  The trail is steep and rocky, it took us just under a hour to hike the 2 miles up to what is called the saddle where we stopped and had our snack.  From there it is another 220 feet elevation gain to the top of Vulture Peak.  We made it halfway up to the top before turning back—very steep with lots of loose rocks, neither of which Michael or I are comfortable with.  Maybe next time with an earlier start and a bigger breakfast! 

IMG_1675 From the trailhead to the saddle is almost an 800 feet elevation gain.

IMG_1671 That’s our little jeep seen from up on top.

IMG_1646 Vulture Peak is the one on the left and we were in a saddle between the two peaks.

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A great hike, good exercise!  Stopped at Safeway on the way home and picked up some produce, cantaloupe for $1 each. 

Tonight we are going to dinner with Larry and Gerri along with Mike and Pat—there is a really cool restaurant in Congress of all places with a great chef!


  1. Yep, we know about having to turn back on that there loose rock stuff. A lot of folks forget about the coming down part too & that's where the knees give out. Met 4 elderly folks on a steep uphill rocky this morning & they were sure struggling. Felt sorry for them because I know they had not thought about the coming down part.

  2. Looks like a great hike. Did you take Emmi with you?

  3. Glad you had a great hike and I hope the restaurant and dinner was every bit as good!


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