Caliente Wilderness 4/3/2017

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Another nice crisp morning while going up.
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We are on PCT. Sign says ‘water 4 miles’.
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Looking north.
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There are lot of hikers here (our group).
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Bunched together.
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PCT winds up.
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Blooming Manzanita.
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Blue brush.
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It is green everywhere that means too much brush everywhere.
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Getting ready to leave PCT and hit the bush.
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Not bad for now.
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Getting up.
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Some minor obstacles ahead.
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Wayne is waiting for us, but is he on the highest boulder?
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This one looks higher.
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We want to do that hill across next. Looks brushy even from here.
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Our complete big group.
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On a way to our next point.
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It is too brushy and we cannot find any clear patches so we are turning back.
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For some the bush is unforgiving.
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There is an easier point we can do instead.
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Wayne is already there, he is loving it.
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For after hike party we have off road table. There is a snake on ground ready to attack!
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Party is over, will see ya in couple months.

Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.4 Technical: 3.8 Scenic: 3.3 El. 2300'