Red Tahquitz 8/26/2019
Our first stop is at the rock window.
Looking from the window there are lot of burned trees.
We are ready to continue up.
It is lots of switchbacks.
The South Ridge.
In shade on Tahquitz.
Left side is burned, right side is green.
We are losing some elevation.
On a way up to Red Tahquitz.
On top. It may be renamed to Burned Tahquitz.
Devastated by 2018 arson fire.
The other side is mostly green.
Our group at the top.
Next stop will be Middle Tahquitz.
Look at these nice flowers growing from burned ground.
Some did not make it.
Ridge to Antsell Rock.
On Middle T.
Some rocks and challenges on a contour down.
Reunited with everybody up here at the pct junction.
We were there.
Sappy pine cones.
On a way back we were stopped and turned back at Cahuilla by police due to a fire.
So we went back to take an alternate route to Hemet. Here we are stuck again waiting for escort to take us down on SR 74.
It was a long way back home.
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 4 Technical: 3.7 Scenic: 3.8 El. 3700'