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Linda climbing Dreaded Hill.
Harish and Brooke climbing Dreaded Hill.
Part of the group reaching the top of Dreaded Hill.
Steve and Harish decending Dreaded Hill.
The group taking a break together.
Hiking into the box canyon.
Red sandstone eroding from the elements of wind and rain.
Some hikers are exhilerated by the thunderstorm.
Some hikers are concerned by the storm.
Canyon wall.
Steve and Sean approaching the saddle.
More of the group approaching the saddle.
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Taking a break on the saddle.
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Saddle-up!
Beginning the final descent.
Fire damage, presumably from the 2007 wildfire that burned the area.
Variety in a view.
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Harish's Whiting Ranch Hike
Donny Mac
Author: Donny Mac (ID: 16079)
Posted: 2011-09-10 23:45 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 10.22 km
(2 ratings)
Tags: Photography, Hiking, Landscape, People, California, Orange County, Orange County Hiking Club, Santa Ana Mountains, Whiting Ranch
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This hike is with Orange County Hiking Club and led by Harish who encourages the hikers to take in their surroundings. He explains that we should experience life as a relationship, a relationship with each other, with nature and with all of our surroundings. This hike starts out moderate and goes into a long accent up Dreaded Hill. It IS quite a climb. We hiked into a box canyon with steep sides when a thunderstorm, rare in these parts especially this time of year, made itself very evident. In the interest of safety, the course was changed so not to be overly exposed to possible lighting strike. The geo track ends abruptly where I rolled my ankle and took a spill, apparently turning off the tracker. My luck with the tracker continues to plague me. All in all this was wonderful hike with a great group of people.

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Linda climbing Dreaded Hill.
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Harish and Brooke climbing Dreaded Hill.
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Part of the group reaching the top of Dreaded Hill.
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Steve and Harish decending Dreaded Hill.
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The group taking a break together.
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Hiking into the box canyon.
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Red sandstone eroding from the elements of wind and rain.
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Some hikers are exhilerated by the thunderstorm.
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Some hikers are concerned by the storm.
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Canyon wall.
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Steve and Sean approaching the saddle.
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More of the group approaching the saddle.
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Taking a break on the saddle.
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Saddle-up!
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Beginning the final descent.
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Fire damage, presumably from the 2007 wildfire that burned the area.
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Variety in a view.
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