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732. Big Pine Mountain (07/04/10)

Hikers (4): David, Diane, Sabine, Steve
Distance: 32 miles
Rating: 5 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Los Padres National Forest near Maricopa

Steve owes a writeup!


Lots of agave (or yucca?) blooming along the trail


Many wasp colonies were building homes. . .in the middle of the trail


The spur to Big Pine Mountain occurs at the Madulce trail junction at the 12 mile point
(here's a picture I took of the same location six months earlier)


Sabine and Diane on the summit block


Steve was there too


. . .as was David!


Cool fog is pouring over from Santa Barbara, but we would get no relief up here


When you leave the wilderness, you know you are almost done!


David provides valued input on the number of levels over "4" that he believes the hike should be rated.

Milestones:
Highest point in Santa Barbara county
Steve's 580th leaf



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