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1096. Chalk Mountain (08/19/17)

Hikers (25): Alan, Arlene, Carissa, Chinyet, Christophe, Clive, David A, Jackie, Jane, Jarda, Karl, Kathryn, Kevin, Megan P, Mihail, Nagendra, Pal, Peggy P, Sarah, Sarbinder, Sophie, Steve, Tiffany, Tim R, Vicki
Distance: 17 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Big Basin State Park near Santa Cruz

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Karl, Jarda, Jackie, Chinyet, and Steve


View back to Waddell Beach--still foggy and cool


Steve gets the digits?


Heading up the woody part of the Clark Connector


Heading up the chalky part of the Clark Connector or West Ridge


Chillin' at Chalk Mountain


View from the summit


Heading down toward the free-for-all return routes


Steve took the "WTF" trail to its end. . .


Chinyet and others headed up Howard King to McCrary Ridge


The unique and correct sign at the end of the "abandoned trail" from Henry Creek Trail to the top of Berry Creek Falls Trail


Taking the above route bypassed a few interesting creek crossings


Heading flatly along Waddell Creek


This weird thing at the intersection of McCrary Ridge and Skyline To The Sea Trails was photographed by three people


Back at Waddell Beach


Ostensibly waiting for stragglers

Milestones:
Carissa's 210th leaf
Jane's 140th leaf
Vicki's 70th leaf



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