Cock Rock Searcher
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Posts: 2844 | TRs
|This is a fun loop in the desert w/a variety of highlights. I did the hike in a counterclockwise direction, going up the various dry falls of Rainbow, emerging into Blair Valley & swinging north around the ridge (& finding morteros while there), hooking up w/the CRHT & turning west, eventually dropping into Box Canyon & swinging back south through Mason Valley to close the loop. The only time I saw other ppl was a brief section of dirt rd. in Blair Valley as I passed a couple of campers.
Heading up Rainbow Canyon:
Entrance to Rainbow Cyn
The canyon opened up & I spotted a beast:
Continuing on into Blair Valley:
On the CRHT:
The last stretch to the car:
Post-hike takeout near home:
Home is where the hiking is.
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