Fall Creek Mountain Hike September 2018

This year’s “birthday hike” also referred to as the Fall Creek Mountain hike was on 9/15/2018, a windy fallish Saturday.  Weather was clear but cool so no swimming this time.  A small group this time with Stephen Banister and Susan Mahaffy joining Kate and I.  Instead of being harder, since I am now a year older, it seemed to a piece of cake.  A truly enjoyable and beautiful hike this year.   I didn’t wear my normal hiking and kayaking safari  hat this time, and because of the high winds blowing my ball cap, I regretted that  stupid decision to make a change.

We counted 13 lakes this time from the 7500′ peak.  Wind must have been blowing 30-40mph.  Weather in low 60s.  Perfectly clear sky with some stunning cloud formations.  I took some really nice photos but after emailing just four of them, my Micro Sd card died and I was unable to retrieve any of the many photos I had on my Galaxy S9+.  Very strange as I have never had that happen before nor heard of it happening.  I guess the cards can’t last forever but I would have thought it might have gotten corrupted or some such warning beforehand.  It won’t even show up as a device on the phone or even on my two computers.  Every photo had been backed up except this day’s photos.  oh well….

Note:  History of this hike group hike goes back to 2006 when Kate and I along with our pups Ben and Biggs went up there.  Here is a recap.

Here are the few photos that I was able to retain:

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.