Pictures of Pfeiffer Park to Bottchers Gap via Mt Manuel

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Also use this: 2014 pictures of the route from Pfeiffer Park to Vado Camp

The trailhead at Pfeiffer Park

The trailhead at Pfeiffer Park

The trailhead at Pfeiffer Park


The trailhead at Pfeiffer Park

Homestead Cabin

Mt Manuel trail

Mt Manuel trail


Mt Manuel trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The trail

Yucca Flower

The gorges

The gorges


The trail

The trail

Poppies

Poppies


Wildflower

The trail

Wildflower


Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower


Lots of erosion

Wildflowers

The trail

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

The ocean from the Mt Manuel trail


Wildflowers

First view of the eastern mountains

First view of the eastern mountains

Wildflowers


The trail

The trail

The mountains


The trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

The trail

Giant pine cones

Giant pine cones


Trail

Mountains

Mt Manuel


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

The ocean from the Mt Manuel trail


Wildflowers

The trail


The trail

Mountains

Wildflowers


The trail

The billboard

The top

The top


Kandlbinder and Double Cone

Kandlbinder and Double Cone

USGS marker

Post Summit and Pico Blanco


Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Panorama


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

The Big Sur lighthouse from Mt Manuel


The Big Sur lighthouse from Mt Manuel

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The Double Cone from Mt Manuel

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The Cabezo Prieto ridge

The trail continues north


The trail to Post Summit

First view of Pico Blanco

The trail to Post Summit


The trail to Post Summit

The trail to Post Summit

The trail to Post Summit

The trail to Post Summit


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The trail to Post Summit

Pico Blanco


Pico Blanco

The "road" to Mt Manuel where i came from

Big Sur lighthouse

Wildflowers


Wildflowers on the road

Double Cone in the distance

The ancient road full of wildflowers

The road disappears and only the wildflowers are left


Pico Blanco

Odd sign in the middle of nowhere

but there is no trail anymore

Double Cone


The "road" continues towards Summit Post

The "road" continues towards Summit Post

The "trail" descends into the canyon of the south fork of the Launtz creek

Into the canyon

Click here for 2014 pictures of the route from Pfeiffer Park to Vado Camp



Into the canyon

Down to the South Fork creek

Down to the South Fork creek

Down to the South Fork creek


The canyon of the South Fork creek

Climbing Launtz ridge

Pico Blanco

See also Bottchers Gap to Launtz Creek Camp for the detour to that abandoned campground

Northern peak of Summit Post

End of the rightmost ridge and Pico Blanco

End of the rightmost ridge

The Launtz ridge that i am climbing


The Launtz ridge that i am climbing

The Launtz ridge that i am climbing

The Launtz ridge that i am climbing

The Launtz ridge that i am climbing


The Launtz ridge that i am climbing

Wildlife


Mt Manauel trail junction

Wildflowers

Pico Blanco

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Pico Blanco

Wildflowers


Bushwhacking on the Launtz ridge

Bushwhacking

Bushwhacking

Bushwhacking


Pico Blanco

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Mysterious road coming down from the east (not on maps)


Mysterious road coming down from the east (not on maps)

Wildflowers

Pico Blanco

Cabezo Prieto


Cabezo Prieto

Deafall on the trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Colossal deadfall on the trail


Junction with Jackson Camp

Trail towards Pico Blanco

Trail towards Pico Blanco

Note 2E06


Trail behind the lodge

Trail behind the lodge

Lodge

Lodge


Wilderness store

Wading the Little Sur river

Wildflowers

Boy Scout camp


Boy Scout camp

Waterfall along the way

Trailhead at Bottchers Gap

Picture taken from Bottchers Gap: Launtz ridge in the foreground and, in the background from left to right, Cabezo Prieto to Post Summit. The "trail" comes down in the shadow of the canyon

More pictures of the end: Bottchers Gap to Launtz Creek Camp


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(Copyright © 2010 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me