Same Time Next Year

Noble Canyon Trailhead (mile 48.7) to Sunrise Trailhead (mile 59.5)
(11.5 miles, +1,000/-1,400 feet).

My friend Scott and I would like to hike more together but he’s a busy guy!  With four kids and two full time jobs it’s hard for he and his wife to keep up.  But we do manage to find a time to hike, even if it’s only once a year or so (see our last trip here).

We headed up to one of my favorite parts of Section A of the PCT super early.  Scott needed some nutrition to get him started.

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Mmmmmm oatmeal

Our early alarms paid off in golds and pinks and blues.

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Wow!
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Scott snaps the sunrise

As the sun climbed in the sky, we headed north, winding in and out of the canyons above the desert floor to the east.

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Morning alpenglow
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A distant view of the Sawtooth Mountain Wilderness

We made good time and before we knew it we were at Kwaaymi Point where we stopped for a break.

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Cruising!
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Panorama to the north
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Breaktime!

The trail passed Pioneer Mail and took us down beautiful rolling hills through the chaparral.

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Scott chases the trail winding in the distance

After four hours we made it back to Sunrise Trailhead and shuttled back to the start.

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We should definitely do this more often!
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One Comment Add yours

  1. susannajbost says:

    This was Day 3 for me on the PCT and definitely one of the most beautiful days in Southern California. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and sending me on a trip down memory lane!

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