Prescribed Burn from Ranch Trail

Prescribed Burn from Ranch Trail

Today, Veteran’s Day, we parked at the Ranch Trail #62 trailhead off Walker Road. From the trailhead elevation of 5,580 feet, we climbed about 500 feet through chaparral on a trail that is rutted in places and has lots of loose rock. Patches of smoke from recent prescribed burns were visible from much of the trail. We turned around after hiking about 1.6 miles at a spot close to houses and a fence. On our return we encountered some other hikers. We previously used two vehicles and hiked the complete trail from the Senator Highway to Walker Road. Today’s hike was our seventh in this year’s “Take a HIke!” program.

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