|Wild Horse Ridge with Angel Peak in the Distance|
|North Loop / Crossover Trail Junction Tree|
|Hiking up Beside Deer Creek Hwy|
|Twenty Hikers on the North Loop Trail|
At the trailhead, we were instructed to continue up the North Loop Trail at our own pace until we reached the North Loop Meadow.
|Hiking up the North Loop Trail|
|Switchbacks just before Meadow|
|Approaching the North Loop Meadow|
The North Loop Meadow is a large open space on top of an intermediate ridge surrounded by old bristlecone trees that have been twisted by the wind. In the distance, you can see Las Vegas on one side and the Nevada Test Site on the other.
|Scenes from the Meadow|
|North Loop Meadow "Furniture"|
|North Loop / Crossover Trail Junction|
When everyone was accounted for and we all had a nice break, Chris led us up to the beautiful old tree at the far end of the meadow where the Crossover Trail junction lies.
|Crossover Trail near to Ridge Drop|
|Final Drop to Wild Horse Ridge|
|Climbing onto Wild Horse Ridge|
A small trail that you see appearing out of the forest at the beginning of the rock ridge is called Cactus Jack's Trail. Someday, we will have to explore the small connecting trail to see what it connects!
|Wild Horse Ridge Orientation|
|Hiking Wild Horse Ridge|
|Mummy's Toe (to Tummy) from Lower Wild Horse Ridge|
|Descending Through the Deer Creek Picnic Area|