|Hiking||2.50 Miles|| 3 Hrs || ||0.83 mph|
|950 ft AEG|| || || |
Spur of the moment late afternoon hike up to the peak. Arrived at the Turkey Flat trailhead and started down the trail at 4:30pm. Only 100 yards into the hike and I came upon a turkey coming up the trail! 35 years of coming up to the Turkey Flat area and this is the first time I have ever seen a turkey here. I continued up the trail and reached the saddle that connected up with the Ladybug Peak trail. Along this trail I stopped and got down on my knees to take a flower pic and 3 feet away I found a baby Twin-Spotted rattlesnake sunbathing on a rock! First time I have ever seen a twin-spotted rattlesnake. This was quickly becoming a "first time seen" animal hike for me. Another 1/2 mile and I started my bushwacking/boulder hop to the peak which took me about 20 minutes. Greeting me on top were thousands of ladybugs (have seen these before) and great views of the valley below. I spent about a 1/2 hour on top and put a new register notepad & pen in the ammo box before hiking back down to the trail. It was a quick hike back down and I got back to the trailhead at 7:30 just as is was getting dark. Really glad I chose this hike!
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