Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lucky Boy Vista Hike-A Nice Ramble

Lucky boy trailhead
The Old Gate
Interesting rock formations
Queen Valley View
Past tense
Rock Pile
Ancient one
This is a nice hike, not too strenuous and there's lots to see coming and going. You take the Pine City/Desert Queen mine turn off and about half way in, on the dirt road, you'll come to a small turnout with the single signpost pictured. The trail leads off across country and up an old mining road, past the gate, and up to the vista point where you'll find some old mine shafts (Don't fall in...) Up top, there's some nice spots for lunch; a little wine, a little food, a little nap.... my kinda hike. On the way back, you get a nice view of Queen Valley, easy breezy. Pine City is also a nice hike. More on that later.