Dalton Mountain, Bald Mountain
Mar 21, 2021
Wildflowers along the ridge leading to Dalton Mountain.
View up the ridge.
Sunrise on Bear Mountain.
Summit of Dalton Mountain.
Solar panels at the summit.
Following an old road toward Bald Mountain.
Bald Mountain in the distance.
Dropping down to Mill Creek before heading up Bald Mountain.
View up the Mill Creek drainage.
Ranch road that appears to get some occasional use.
Following the ranch road briefly toward Bald Mountain.
Mill Creek. It had rained the previous day so the creek was flowing higher than normal.
Crossing Mill Creek.
Heading up Bald Mountain.
View back to Dalton Mountain.
Grassy hillside near the top of Bald Mountain.
Approaching the summit of Bald Mountain.
Bear Mountain across the valley.
Bald Mountain covered in some thicker bush.
Rocky summit of Bald Mountain.
Bear Mountain (left) and Dalton Mountain (right).
View east from the summit.
Heading for Peak 3450.
View back to Bald Mountain.
Bald Mountain from near the summit of Peak 3450.
Summit of Peak 3450.
Heading down the ridge toward Luckett Mountain.
Grassy hillside on the way to White Deer Creek. I ran into a black bear near here.
Mushroom near the creek.
White Deer Creek.
Following White Deer Creek toward a waterfall that was marked on the map.
Ferns near the creek.
There were a half dozen turtles in the deeper pools along the creek.
Smaller upper waterfall.
The lower waterfall was much bigger than I was expecting. This area is difficult to get to, so I am guessing it hardly ever gets visited.
There were some steep cliffs blocking access to the waterfall.
At the edge of a cliff overlooking the main waterfall.
View down White Deer Creek.
Bald Mountain is the highest point in the distance.
The upper hillside near Luckett Mountain was covered in poppies.
More poppies near the summit.
Bald Mountain (left) and Dalton Mountain (right).
Taking a break in the poppies.
Summit of Luckett Mountain.
Following a cow path toward Peak 2460.
Grassy ridge leading to the summit.
Summit of Peak 2460.
To complete the loop back to the car I needed to go most of the way back up Dalton Mountain (ridge in center).
Dropping down to Mill Creek.
Following another cow path through a nice forested section.
Cows near Mill Creek.
Crossing Mill Creek.
Another view of Mill Creek.
I followed an old ranch road up the ridge.
View back down the road.
Mill Creek drainage.
Sun starting to get low in the sky.
Final stretch back to the car.
Sun and clouds.
Poppies and Bear Mountain.
More poppies near the car.
The sun was setting just as I reached the car.
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