<%image(20060124-redmountainhike view.jpg|300|225|redmtview)%> Last weekend we did some exploring in our back yard . . . literally. I’ve taken enough pictures of Red Mountain, a 2,800 foot mountain that looms over us, but we have yet to scale it. While we didn’t make it to the summit this past weekend, we did some exploring and found what trails to take and which ones to avoid. Going in was easy enough, but we ended up bush wacking a bit, climbing up some steep old logging roads, scrambling up a steep slope, getting within 10 feet of a ridgeline that would provide a scenic path to the top, and then finding that a HOUSE was already up there!
We apparently had gotten onto some private land or something. We heard rumors of a guy on Red Mountain who has a helicopter, but now we know.
In any case, we doubled back and found some other trails that flanked a beautiful ravine. There were great views along the way and we ended up finding a nice little water fall and stream