|Fern Canyon Creek|
|Fern Canyon from Overlook|
|Autumn at the Wilson Homestead with view of Mescalito Peak|
|Hiking into Fern Canyon|
Fern Canyon! Everybody loves it! It's where I learned to scramble. Autumn is the best time to visit but any time is a good time, except summer. The Six with Sticks arrived at the Pine Creek Trailhead on Red Rock Canyon NCA's scenic loop, all with coincidentally blue/gray hiking attire. Down the long hill to the creek level trail, we hiked, with a stop at the Wilson Homestead for a quick photo. We continued down the trail to the "trail circle" and chose the trail that was at a 12:30 direction. This trail leads through some tall brush then turns to the right and up. Reaching the next shelf above, we circled behind the big landmark rock and continued heading into the canyon on the right side of Mescalito Peak, "The Redhead."
Stats: 5.5 miles; 900' gain; 4.25 hours