Wanted a hike with some elevation and views on our third day of the Bradshaw trip. Parked at the start of the 100 trail and headed uphill. The jeep trail is a bit rocky for walking and exposed, but there was a decent breeze.
Headed over to Fat Jack Mine first. The burned out areas are dramatic and sort of sad. I never saw this area before the Lane 2 Fire, but I sure wish I had. Working over all the dead fall made the hike up more of a challenge. The mine looks as if it has been worked in the last few years, but nor sure how they'd be getting any equipment up.
Back tracked and then took the Lane Mountain alternate spur. Couple of good camp spots along the way. View at the end wasn't as good as I'd hoped for. So we headed on up to Watson Peak. That was provided the best part of the hike and some really killer views. Hung at the top for a while soaking it in. I mentioned Crown King was only a few miles away and there was burgers and beer. WE made good time back to the Jeep.
While at the Saloon an hour later we met the owners. Turns out the live pretty close to us back down in the Valley. Gave us some local pointers for future trips. We will be back.
All you have is your fire...
And the place you need to reach
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.