Canyon to Bryan Meadow Loop hike
|Trip Date: 09/30/2014
Distance: 13.5 Miles
Vertical Gain: 2200'
Group Size: 1
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Signs at the trailhead showing the old and new versions.|
|A nice glimpse of Pyramid Peak behind you along the trail with the snow-capped Jacks and Dicks peaks in the distance beyond.|
|About a mile in is the intersection with the two trails that make up the loop for this trip. This is showing the distances for the one I came back on this day.|
|Along the top of this ridge on the SW side of the trail is the path that John C. Fremont took in his crazy quest to cross the Sierras in the wintertime.|
|Once the elevation along the trail got to above 8500', the snow got more and more profuse from the early fall snowstorm that hit over the past weekend.|
|A couple of signposts along the Pacific Crest Trail section gave good indications of where you were at on the hike. Extended this day a couple miles just to fill in some trail I hadn't been on previously.|
point on the PCT the trees opened up just enough to catch a glimpse of
the top of Freel Peak dusted with snow this early in the fall.
|A hiker I met on the PCT examines some odd streaks on a tree just off the trail. Too big to be bear scratches, and the suggestion of lightning strike exit marks came up.|
|I stopped at the junction of the PCT and the Bryan Meadow trail to offer a toast to my late father as I do on every hike. Once again I was able to immerse myself wandering through an area he would have loved.|
|There were a few ants around, but I was still able to enjoy my lunch on this spot at the trail junction.
|A look back at Bryan Meadows after having passed all the way through it.|
|Looks like we don't have to worry about this tree coming down anytime soon...!|
|There were spots along the trail that for late September were surprisingly covered with green.|
|Some nice colors up Rocky Creek Canyon toward Pyramid Peak in the afternoon.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|