The next hike will be on Saturday, 17th February.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had near perfect winter weather at the start of the hike as we began the climb up the steep north side trail to the summit of Mt. Grant. However, it was quite a surprise when we reached a good spot to stop for lunch to find that part of our view was covered in fog that seemed to be moving slowly towards us. As it happened the fog started to retreat after a little while and only then were we able to see Bobs Lake and beyond it Twin Peaks with the Mt. Shepherd ridge beyond that. In the afternoon on the way down the south trail it was interesting to see that many of the Ponderosa Pine trees that Forestry had planted as an experiment two or three decades ago had finally died and had begun to disintegrate.
Trekkers enjoying the sunshine at a viewpoint on Mt. Grant. Actually there was thick fog to the east of us, but good views to the south and west.