I arrive at Vulcan’s gate at 6:57 a.m. and there are six cars lined up for the 7:00 opening. The guard opens the gate punctually and in we drive.
There is a constant flow of happy hikers on the trail today.
I absolutely love hiking in Fish Canyon the day after a good rain…the freshness, the aromas, the water drops on the green leaves…it’s a paradise. At 8:09 I step into the sun. Add to my blooming list spreading larkspur, pipestems, and eupatory.
10:00 - Leave falls to begin my adventure.
WARNING: I wrestled with how much detail I would include in this blog narrative. On one hand I want to share the story of my adventure, but on the other hand I really don’t want to encourage hikers to embark on off-trail escapades that would pose risks and negatively impact pristine wild places.|
Anyone who attempts off-trail excursions in rugged terrain must be skilled, equipped, and have good judgment in ascertaining risks in light of their outdoor expertise and preparedness.
For this adventure I’ll skip sharing the specific route details and just give a high-level account.
See Adventure Debrief from last month for more considerations about off-trail excursions.
Finish Adventure. Wow, that was something! What a relief to be back on a safe and comfortable path. What a gift to have a fine trail allowing casual forest visitors to penetrate deep into wild places safely without having to embark on treacherous expeditions.
3:15 - End hike. There are 29 cars in the lot and it’s 64 degrees. My Fitbit recorded 15,303 steps for the hike.
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