Following Chip, Sooz and Robin to the starting point of the hike.
We started the hike from here.
Joe(me), Robin, Chip and Sooz.
We continued up the road a short way.
Robin and Chip starting up a canyon.
Robin and Sooz checking the map.
Hiking out of the canyon up to a ridge.
On the ridge. We decided to use a ridge route on the way up.
One of the few bumps we passed on the ridge.
Taking a snack break.
Getting close to the peak.
First good view of the peak.
From here it's going the be a short and easy climb to the top.
Starting the climb.
Looking back down.
Chip, Sooz, me and Robin on East Ord Mountain at 6,168 feet.
Lucerne Dry Lake and the San Berardino Mountains in the distance to the southwest.
Zoomed in on Mount Baldy.
Ord Mountain to the northwest.
Daggett Ridge to the north.
Camp Rock Road
View to the southeast.
Zoomed in on the hills. We camped in that area last night.
Starting the hike down.
Heading to the saddle.
On the saddle below the peak. We decided to follow the canyon down.
Looking down the canyon as we start down.
Hiking down the canyon was a good idea, it turned the hike into a loop.
Chip checking out the view.
On a steep section.
Looking up from about half way down.
Chip looking down from the top of a small falls.
Robin hiking down the falls. This section of canyon had a lot of color.
Looking back as Sooz makes her way down the falls.
Back at the vehicles.
Driving down, headed for a place to camp for the night.
We found this little two foot long rattler along the side of the road. It was the most pissed off snake I ever seen.
On one of the Pipeline Roads.
Lot of flowers in this area.
The next morning, we headed out to see the petroglyphs at Surprise Tank.
After a short hike we reached Surprise Tank.
This one looks like a tree.
This is a nice one.