Ascent to Horton Spring on 2006-05-19

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 19, 2006
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:Horton Spring
    Elevation:6650 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

What an adventure!! Missed a sign somewhere and ended up going a mile or so down the Highline Trail in the oposite direction of the Horton Spring. Ended up heading back and getting to see the beautifull spring. This is a great trail that curls along with the Horton Creek. Lots of wildlife, I even had my first rattler experience! Stepped no more than 6 inches from a small rattler and was so startled I jumped back and ran about 10 feet in the bushes and circled around, didn't even think to snap a picture till later! Though it ended up being longer than planned (due to my great navigation skills) it was a pleasant hike and saw many people on the trail, including 4 horseriders.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1200 ft / 365 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Horton Creek Trail / Highline Trail
    Trailhead:Horton Creek Campground  5450 ft / 1661 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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