Monday, September 03, 2007

Union Peak

We got on the trail about 11:30 and four miles later got our first good view of Union Peak. From that angle it looked like a sheer rock wall — impossible to climb. But the trail went around to the left side, switched back, and then zig-zagged pretty much up the center of the photo to the top. The trail was in excellent condition, perfectly safe, strenuous but not difficult. The guidebook said nine miles round-trip, but I think it was closer to ten.