Ascent to Horton Spring on 2006-05-19
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, May 19, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Elevation:||6650 ft / 2026 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhat 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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