Leaders: Charlie Knapke, Patty Kline
Fourteen eager hikers met at the new South Fork trail head at 700am. After completing introductions, we headed up the new section of trail towards Poopout Hill.
As we approached the Valley of the Thousand Springs (South Fork Meadows) we had our first of four meetings with forest rangers. The fire danger was very high and Forest Service was out in force. We continued on our way up to Dollar Lake Saddle and up to Charlton Peak for an early lunch. Since we were making good time we spent extra time for socializing on the peak. We then retraced our steps back to the cars early in the afternoon.
Here we said goodbye to David Jensen who was having a problem due to a minor injury from a previous hike. The rest of the group drove to the small village of Angelus Oaks where we condensed our group into high clearance vehicles. We then continued on to the base of Constance Peak.
This easy peak made a great cool down hike to finish off the day. I would like to thank Patty Kline for her assistance.