July 13 – Trail Crews

Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children…let us turn to them and say, this you inherit guard it well, for it is far more precious than money… and once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.
~ Ansel Adams

Sierra City to The “A” Tree
22.2 miles

North of Sierra City the PCT climbs 2,000 feet to rise to the Sierra Crest and stays at this high vantage point for miles and miles. One rock lookout point after another tempts the hiker to just stand and gaze at bountiful lakes and valleys complete with wildflower lined trail of course.

This section of the trail is manicured and maintained by local volunteers with the help from AmeriCorps and the Forest Service. While I hiked the trail crews were hard a work and I was eager to talk with them! Thank you trail crews and volunteers!

Food pic:
Odwalla Banana Nut Bar, recommended by Josh and Dorian!

– View of Sierra Buttes after a 2000 foot climb from Sierra City
– Trail crews working (worker in middle was ready for lunch and repeated it several times to her partner)
– View from my lunch spot

View of the Buttes outside of Sierra City
Trail Crews
View from my lunch spot


  1. Georgette Theotig

    Christy – Greetings from Tehachapi. Thanks for all your messages thus far. I’ve just returned from a trip to Scotland, where there are also national trails. You mentioned Josh and Dorian. I gave them a ride to the trail back in June when they came through town! They were fun to talk to and I’m glad you met them. Receiving your hiking messages makes my day – thanks for all the trail news and photos! Be safe.

    • SCOTLAND!!! I hope you were able to create artwork while you were there. I am anxious to hear all about your experiences. I loved Josh and Dorian! They were so helpful, knowledgeable, focused, and cute. Glad I had you along for this ride. Not all things were always comfortable as you can guess. Thank you again!

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