Friends Cynthia and Fred inspired this one and all it took was a photo of a petroglyph of big horn sheep. Funny how that works.
|Yin and Yang bighorn sheep|
Black Knob sits between Pine Mountain and the Bald Mountain Fire Lookout and offers a fine view of Domelands Wilderness and Lunch Meadow (now that is a great name).
|Lunch Meadow and Domelands|
Our route had us weaving through the pines while we tried to follow contour lines. This worked out remarkably well as the deer had created a fine network of trails. Getting to the top is a scramble through the volcanic boulders.
|A section of the volcanic talus scramble|
|Looking back down the talus slope|
Juniper berries and feeding robins and waxwings were in abundance. Always a welcome addition to any hike.
|One of many old junipers|
|A conifer grows from this large boulder. One way big rocks get turned into little rocks.|