Chirico Trail/Poo Poo Point 3/11/2017

Poo Poo Point
Poo Poo Point

The plan was to meet Carl, Mike, Ken, Mark and Greg in the Poo Poo Point parking lot at 7:30 but I figured since all those guys are faster hikers than me – particularly on a really steep trail like Chirico – I would start a few minutes early.  So I left the lot about 7:10 or so, and I believe they wound up heading up about 7:25.

In either case, I hit the summit and hung out there for a few minutes before they made their way to the top.  Fun outing.  Nice view, as above, and this is where hangliders/paragliders launch when the weather is decent.  There are several launching points:

One of the launch pads
One of the launch pads

There is gear up at the top but none of us knows what it is:

Gear
Gear

I descended with Mike (who shared the happy news that he is retiring in June) who pointed out a cool spiral staircase going up a tree in a nearby back yard:

What an amazing "deck"
What an amazing “deck”

Nice place to hang out on a sunny day, and a good spot from which to check out the hang gliders gliding by.

Our track:

http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/djhiker/poo-poo-point-3-11-2017/#.WMRWdk2QxD-

 

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