From Bottcher's Gap to Double Cone, Ventana Wilderness

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Notes of this trip
Click here for the pictures of winter 2011


Bottcher's Gap to Pat's Spring


Sign for Palo Colorado on highway 1

Beginning of Palo Colorado

Bottcher's Gap campground and trailhead

Bottcher's Gap campground and trailhead


Bottcher's Gap campground and trailhead

Bottcher's Gap campground and trailhead

Bottcher's Gap campground and trailhead

Bottcher's Gap campground and trailhead


Trailhead

Trailhead (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

Views from the campground

Views from the campground


The Double Cone from Bottcher's Gap

Pico Blanco from Bottcher's Gap

The Double Cone from Bottcher's Gap

Between Double Cone and Pico Blanco


Wildflower

Wildflower

Wildflower

The trail


Yucca

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The trail

The trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The first summit

The first summit

The first summit

The first summit


The first summit

The first summit

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Devil's Peak

Devil's Peak

Junction with Turner Creek


Skinner Ridge junction - go left for Devil's Peak

Skinner Ridge junction

Skinner Ridge junction


Devil's Peak is up there

Towards Devil's Peak

Towards Devil's Peak


Views of Double Cone and the "Ventana"

Views of Double Cone and the "Ventana"

Views of Double Cone and the "Ventana"

Up Devil's Peak


Up Devil's Peak

An infinite amount of wildflowers


An infinite amount of wildflowers

An infinite amount of wildflowers

An infinite amount of wildflowers

An infinite amount of wildflowers


An infinite amount of wildflowers

Wildflowers

Dead trees

Dead trees


Up towards Devil's Peak

Almost at Devil's Peak

Devil's Peak


View from Devil's Peak - Double Cone in the center, Pico Blanco all the way to the right


Views of the ocean

Devil's Peak

The next peak

Downhill


Downhill

Downhill

Downhill

Downhill


Downhill

Downhill

Downhill

Downhill


The ridge leading to Double Cone (Double Cone is on the right)

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Ventana Double Cone

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Don't miss this fork

Look for the cairns


The trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Pico Blanco


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Views

Views

Views

Double Cone


The ridge

The ridge

Commings Camp


Junction with the Big Pines trail

Junction with the Big Pines trail

Junction with the Big Pines trail

Junction with the Big Pines trail


Junction with the Big Pines trail

The trail

The camp

The camp


Pat Springs

The Double Cone

More views

Yucca flower


Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower


Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower


Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Pat's Spring to the top


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

The trail

The Double Cone in the mist

Colors


Wildflowers

Pat's Spring

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


One of the few signs

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Trail

The trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Trail

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Trail

Yucca


Wildflowers

Burned trees

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Yucca

Yucca

Yucca


Yucca

Yucca

Yucca

Trail


A5 sign

The Double Cone in the mist

Yucca

Yucca


Yucca

Yucca

Yucca

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

The trail


The trail

The trail

The trail

Burned trees


The trail

The trail

The trail

The trail


Landscape in the mist

Landscape in the mist

Landscape in the mist

The trail


Landscape in the mist

Wordless sign

Landscape in the mist

Landscape in the mist


Antenna near the top

Near the top

The Double Cone lookout

The summit


Landscape in the mist

Landscape in the mist

Landscape in the mist

Landscape in the mist


Landscape

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

From Pat's Spring to The top (different trip, better pictures)


Pat's Spring

Bottcher's Gap

Double Cone trail in Big Pines

To Double Cone


To Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Double Cone and K


Pico Blanco

Looking towards Mt Manuel

To Double Cone


Kandlbinder to Pico Blanco (and ocean views)


Lookout sign

To Double Cone

AFC11?

To Double Cone


Double Cone & K

Pico Blanco and ocean

Double Cone (barely visible) & K

A5?


Bushwhacking

View east

Deafalls

To Double Cone


Looking southeast

Looking southeast

The trail climbs that ridge and then heads straight towards Double Cone

To Double Cone


To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Not Double Cone


View west (with Pico Blanco sticking out)


Some kind of marker?

To Double Cone

Circle of Stone (Lone Pine camp?)

To Double Cone


Skinner Ridge


To Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone


K

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Marker for the Puerto Suello trail?


To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Kandlbinder & Pico Blanco

Antenna


To the summit

The lookout

View east

The lookout


The lookout

View south


View northeast (including the way we came)


From Mt Manuel to Bottcher's Gap


South

Mt Manuel

Lookout

Lookout


Northwest (Kandlbinder in the foreground, the Bottcher's Gap side of things in the back)

View from the top (video)


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(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi | Terms of use)
If you would like to purchase the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me