McCain Valley Gasp BM 6/7/2021
Starting from the old original McCain Valley road.
First obstacle on our road.
Another gate to pass. Are we getting into some secret location? Area 51?
We are in windmills territory.
It is mostly downhill from now on.
Sometime even uphill.
Rock castles around us.
John and Angelika are separating, they will look for some geocache.
We are still on our way down.
Lot of different rocks.
Our ridge starts here so Wit stays up here.
The ridge to Gasp.
Some minor obstacles.
It is windy, very windy.
Strong gusts make it hard to stand.
Looking down to Groan BM.
It is so windy that my hat flew some way down, my sunglasses sailed away and my camera fell off after it took this picture.
Waiting to regroup but where is Hersch? Oops, he is down at the end of that ridge and still going down.
Found him, Hesch may get some extra credit for his additional effort.
Now we need to get back up.
All together again.
The trestle view.
Trail goes up and up.
Are we there yet?
Some fences to get under and over.
Made it back.
All together trying to stay off the wind.
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.3 Technical: 3.8 Scenic: 3.6 El. 2200'