|Tall Walls of Fletcher Canyon Narrows|
|Ten Happy Hikers|
|Fletcher Canyon Walls|
|Hiking the Fletcher Canyon Trail|
Ron and Sandi were in attendance and Ron took these fantastic photos of the hike. Thanks Ron! We are looking forward to the both of you returning to the coordinating post in late September.
Our pace today was intentionally slow taking stops whenever we wanted. There were a couple of hikers that had not been hiking in any kind of elevation for a while so we didn't push it! The air was decently cool as we made our way up the first mile of the trail into the canyon. It was here that another hiker arrived from behind. I had listed conflicting start times on the schedule and he read the other one. Please shoot me an email if this happens again. I would like to correct it!
|Peering up at Surrounding Peaks|
|Hiking through the Mt. Charleston Angelica|
|Columbines in front of Roses|
|Hiking up through the Narrows|
We hiked up through the narrow narrows and stopped at Obstacle Rock for our break. A newbie in the group checked out the rabbit hole and ended up able to climb the other side of the obstacle. Perhaps the water flow has improved this climb.
On the way back out the canyon, we stayed in the wash until the right turn between the boulders. The heat was beginning to rise as we hiked down through the last mile of trail. It was a wonderful morning and a great group of hikers. So relaxing!
4.5 miles; 850 feet elevation gain; 2.75 hours
|Mt. Charleston Angelica beginning to Bloom|
|Enjoying the Beauty of the Canyon|
|Walls below Fletcher Peak above Canyon|