Rattlesnake Mtn/Grand Prospect 2/25/2017

Not much of a view today
Not much of a view today

I met Carl and Mark this morning at 7:30 at the Exit 27 Rattlesnake Mountain trail head and we hiked the four miles to Grand Prospect.

On the way down we saw an unusual sight: a trail-running couple with a ram on a leash.  By ‘ram’ I mean a huge, goat-like animal with horns.  Running along with them.  On a leash.

I am glad I had witnesses because who would believe me?

Carl and Mark, my witnesses
Carl and Mark, my witnesses

We put our spikes on for the descent, as the trail got pretty icy towards Grand Prospect.  Lower down, no snow, then a little snow packed down, then some pretty deep stuff – very beautiful.

The trail
The trail

I have already mapped this mountain several times so I didn’t bring the Garmin today.  It is about 2K elevation gain, 8 miles round trip.  Lots of fun and a great workout.

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