|Trip Date: 05/05/2017
Distance: 3.7 Miles
Vertical Gain: 1500'
Group Size: 2
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
See video of hike GPX for this trip
|View down into the canyon from near the start of the hike.|
|Looking for the actual
trailhead from the parking area.
|A couple of locations along the trail offer some nice views into the very rugged and remote canyons in this area.|
|As the trail heads down into the canyon, the terrain gets extremely rugged. Not many people get to experience how remote this area of the Rubicon.|
|Before getting down to the
Rubicon and the destination for this hike, there is a well-built bridge
which crosses Pilot Creek.
|A look at the high levels of water pouring down Pilot Creek on this wet spring.|
|The washed out bridge over the Rubicon River at the destination point. There is a small cable attaching the bridge to the other side for moving supplies back and forth. A longer trail can be seen on the other side heading back up the canyon.|
|Another look at the bridge and the inaccessible other side. This bridge has washed out twice; once in the 1920s when the Hell Hole dam failed, and then again in the late 1990s leaving what is still here today.|
|The view up the Rubicon River from the remnants of the bridge.|
|Mark on the way back up the trail in one of the hotter, exposed locations close to the river.|
|We were lucky enough to have this Anna hummingbird working its way around us for about 5 minutes as we just stood on the trail watching it. It appeared to be completely unfazed by our presence.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|