We started the hike at Walker Pass on Hwy 178 at 5,246 feet.
Sooz, Robin and Chip at the trailhead.
On the Pacific Crest Trail.
Looking back at Hwy 178.
It's been a long time since I did a hike on a trail, most of the hikes we been doing have been XC.
One of the PCT signs along the trail.
Interesting looking patterns on the mountain side.
Robin found this dead newborn on the trail. Looks like it might be a possum or squirrel.
Nice looking tree covered ridgeline.
Checking the view.
Robin taking flower photos.
Sooz on the steep section of trail leading to Morris Peak.
Approaching the peak, Chip and Robin are already there.
Chip, Sooz, Joe(me) and Robin on Morris Peak at 7,275 feet.
Mount Jenkins to the northwest.
Better view of Mount Jenkins, we'll be hiking to it next.
Zoomed in on Mount Jenkins with Owens Peak just showing behind it.
Hanging out on the peak.
Nice looking ridge to the north.
Zoomed in on the rock formations on the ridge.
Five Fingers to the northeast.
Another view of the strange pattern on the mountain side.
Starting down off the peak.
We took a short cut down Morris's north slope.
Back on the PCT heading to Mount Jenkins.
Flowers along the trail.
We came upon a plaque by the trail.
Close up of the plaque.
Sooz on the trail.
This is the place we left the trail and started up towards Jenkins.
Sooz and Robin near the peak.
Robin standing on top.
Sooz and Chip on the short climb to the peak.
There was another plaque on top, same as the one on the trail.
Group shot on Mount Jenkins (aka North Morris Peak) at 7,921 feet.
Owens Peak to the north.
Relaxing on the summit.
Looking to the northwest out towards China Lake Naval Weapons Center.
Circle crops out in the desert.
Zoomed in on two of the circles.
Zoomed in on the China Lake's airfield.
Zoomed in on Five Fingers with part of Kern County Airport showing behind it.
Nice ridgeline to the southeast.
Starting the descent.
This is just off the peak heading to a short down climbing section.
Sooz starting the down climb.