Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Dec 2019
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking
Thanks for posting this wonderful hike.
I really like photo 7, "Painted Landscape." So pure! The colors are amazing -- yellow ochre, teal blue, subtle grays, a bluebird sky.
Photo 3 suggests a well-trod footpath on the ridge.
Perhaps the purple rock with red undertones is argillite (sedimentary)? Possibly a rock containing purple quartz.
(I have a book on geology of CA Rockies, so may get around to looking it up, and the formation.)
Glad to add this hike to a list of "more beautiful, less touristy" hikes, several of which have popped up on the forums the past couple of months. The dance card for September 2021 fills.
Last edited by ColdBrook; 07-28-2020 at 06:59 PM.