Round-Trip Length: 5.76 miles
Start Elevation: 6,249’
High Point: 7,242’
Elevation Change: +993’
Skill Level: Easy
Trailhead Location: Heritage Square parking lot (U.S. Highway 40 at County Road 93)
I took my first hike of 2015 last Sunday in Apex Park. With the shorter days in the winter, I quickly decided around 1:30pm that if I was going to go for a hike I needed to get out soon before it got too late so I headed to a close by trail in Apex Park. We received fresh snow the day before so I thought it would be nice to hike it during the winter. The last time I hiked this trail was in November a couple of years ago when there was only a dusting of snow in the shaded areas. You can find that trip report here. This time I hiked the Pick N’ Sledge-Grubstake-Argos loop. The map and route from my MayMyHike ap:
Thumbs up to hitting my first trail in 2015!
A view back to the east as I head up the trail.
And a shot to the west.
Late afternoon light is always good for shadow pictures!
A couple of shots along the trail.
A view to the north of North Table Mountain.
Another view to the south and east.
Another trail shot to the east.
One more shadow shot.
I was back to the car around 4:00pm and heading home. A great way to wrap up a Sunday!