Southern Area Hike
|Trip Date: 12/09/2014
Distance: 9.0 Miles
Vertical Gain: 1100'
Group Size: 1
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Just off the trail near the start is an area with at least 35 indian grinding rock holes in the bedrock.|
|Scattered throughout the area
are remains of some old homesteads.
|Looking to the east are numerous views of the Sierras, including the snow-topped peaks of the Crystal Range during this month.|
|As a hiker I had to carefully step my way across the creek on rocks, but the horse which followed later on had not such concerns.|
|It's a good idea to
familiarize yourself with the various trails, as they are all over the
place intersecting with one another.
|Lots of shade trees for much of the way, and the trail is never hard to follow.|
|From this side of the river the scarring from the Auburn Quarry is readily apparent.|
|Fortunately the damaged is limited to a small area, and the rest of the canyon remains mostly undisturbed.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|