The not Mount Shannon hike
Friday Thing 3 attended 2 APEX programs at Hidden Valley. It's an hour drive so I decided to stay and do a little hiking. It was overcast in the morning so I did not set out until lunchtime.
The plan was to hike the red trail to meet the blue trail to the top of Mt. Shannon which is a small mountain on the camp property. I would then take the yellow trail back. This is the map I used. I found a lot of red trail markers, but they were not the red trail.
|This is not the red trail|
I started down what I thought was the red trail, until the trail markers disappeared. I saw 1 blue marker, and no others. There was a nice snowmobile trail so I followed that. That lead me up to a nice field by a road. When I got to the road I saw the field was posted 'No Trespassing', so I couldn't return that way. So I followed the road to the next road, and eventually to the entrance to the camp. This is where I met up with Tucker and his owner.
|Tucker was a very friendly black lab|
Tucker seemed to want to lead me back to the camp, and his owner was very good with directions. We eventually made it back to the camp and I found the yellow trail. At this point it was only about an hour until Jacob's program was over so I didn't think I'd have time to do the entire trail loop.
Eventually I found the start of the red trail. I walked around for a bit but never found the rest of the trail markers for it.
So I set out to hike Mt. Shannon and instead had an adventure.
|The marsh I hiked past|