View to the southeast from the Pilot Trail, and the hike out. One-minute read
Ginger disappearing around a corner on the Pilot (Tower) Trail
Flowering Prickly Pear Cactus. +1
Unexpected ice – there was a lot more ice on the trail than I expected. Hercules Glades – Day One. +1
The gate at the end of the trail – It’s exactly what I imagined, but still a bit of a letdown. No pot of gold or welcoming streamers. I can, at least, say I’ve hiked the entire length of the Pilot (Tower) Trail now. 2 pictures
Fall at the far end of the Pilot Trail – On a whim, I changed my plans and decided to venture into uncharted territory and hike down to the end of the trail. One-minute read, 2 pictures
Gary at the junction of the Pilot and Devil’s Den West Trails – I encountered the second and last person I met during my three-day sojourn at Hercules Glades, here at the junction of the Pilot and Devil’s Den West trails. One-minute read
Fall color on the Pilot Trail – It’s Friday, it’s two-thirty in the afternoon, and I’m giving myself a well-earned break out in nature. Two-minute read, 2 pictures
Oh look, it’s me at a trailhead. There’s a surprise – Gary at the Pilot Trail trailhead at Hercules Glades. One-minute read
Heading east on the Pilot Trail at Hercules Glades Wilderness – In modern parlance that would be the Tower Trail.
Indian paintbrush – Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire. 2 pictures
Pilot (Tower) Trail.
Gary, happy on the trail – Note the amount of water on the trail in the background. It was yet another wet feet hike. 2 pictures
More wet trails – In places it was ankle deep.
Wilderness Escape (again) – Two nights in Hercules Glades. A severe thunderstorm, wet and muddy trails, wonderful falls, a ghost from the past, some stupid mistakes and overall, a good time. Trip write-up: 12-minute read. 30 pictures.
Another ‘Wet Feet’ Trip – Hercules Glades – Day One. 2 pictures
Gary on the Pilot Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness. Hercules Glades – Day One.