At Colorado Camp after hiking Black Mountain the day before. Norma arrived last night and will join us on the hike to Red Mountain that we will be doing today.
Cori brought along her flying, screaming monkey. Here she is about to lanuch him.
Mr Monkey after his short flight.
Sooz driving up a little hill climb with Cori up ahead. We are heading to the town of Red Mountain which is where today's hike starts from.
Driving through the town of Red Mountain.
Norma, Joe(me), Sooz, Tom and Cori ready for the hike.
A short way into the hike.
Looking back to the starting point of the hike and the town of Red Mountain.
At about the half way point, we came upon a small dry pond.
We named it the "Little Racetrack", the pile of rocks is the "Grandstand". Cori and Sooz are setting up some moving rocks for a photo.
Looking back at the Racetrack as we hike on. It does look like the Racetrack from here.
We got into some rocks as we neared the peak.
The town of Red Mountain on the left, and Johnnesburg on the right.
Taking a break with about half a mile to go to the reach the peak.
Red Mountain comes into view.
Norma and Cori hiking down to the saddle which leads to the peak.
The summit of Red mountain.
Group shot on the summit at 5,261 feet.
There was the remains of a small building with six gas bottles and a device on the summit. Thinking that it might have been a aircraft beacon.
Cori signing the peak register.
A few of the rocks were marked by past visitors. This one from the years 1907 and 1915.
This one is dated 1908.
The towns of Red Mountain and Johnnesburg from the peak towards the west.
View to the north.
Cuddback Lake (dry) to the southeast.
Fremont Peak to the south.
Zoomed in on Fremont Peak.
This was a good spot to stay out of the wind.
Norma checking out the Flying Monkey.
The monkey kept us entertained on the hike.
After taking a flight off the windy peak, he was recovered safely and was ready for the hike down.
Starting the hike down.
On the saddle below the peak.
The monkey had it easy on this hike.
Almost back at the Racetrack.
The hike is almost over.
After the hike, we all drove to Kramer Junction and got monkeys of our own.
My monkey ready for the drive home. A short video showing the Screaming Flying Monkey in action can be seen here http://outdoors.webshots.com/video/3009989200053150505 If the video doesn't run steady the first try, it will the second time.
Map showing the route we used for Red Mountain.