|Harris Spring Trail from Cliffs|
|Charleston Peak from Rainbow Saddle|
|Cliffs and Lovell Canyon Beyond|
|Getting ready at the Trailhead|
Ah! The mysterious Harris Springs Road! Mysterious, that is, when you don't own a high clearance vehicle! Its siren song lilted to me every time I passed by the beginning of it on Kyle Canyon Road. Saturday, Jerry and Cheryl offered to take us up there to check out the newly redone Griffith Peak Trail. My last hike on that trail was done in 2013 just before the Carpenter One fire broke out. It was a route that came up from Rainbow, circled around Griffith and returned through Rainbow. This was, at one time, my favorite hike. It was a 10 mile loop that cannot be done anymore due to a couple of factors. One: Rainbow won't allow hikers to hike through anymore. And, two: the fire obliterated the trail we used from Rainbow up to the saddle.
Stats: 10.7 miles; 2900' gain; 6.75 hours
|Return through the Burnt Forest|
|Bringing up the Rear|