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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, 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

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

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