Rattlesnake Trailhead 28 May, 2023
Eight Cache Hikers opened the 2023 hiking season with an easy 5-mile out and back hike from the Rattlesnake Trailhead to a communications tower at Murrays Hill. Although there had been a bit of rain in the area, the service road was dry and in good shape. There was still a large patch of snow on the north side of the ridge looking down into Narrow Canyon, a little unusual this low and this far into the year. Only one other hiker was seen on the trail, heading out as the group returned to the trail head. Due to all the snow and rain, the hillsides were quite green and lots of wildflowers were out. The group enjoyed some nice and different views looking northeast across the valley at the peaks we normally hike.
to Brent J for the narrative and photos, Dan for
photos and Ralph for photos and GPS data.