Today I hiked from Sisar Canyon, up the normal route via the fire road, and over to White Ledge Campground. I’m going to spare you the details on Sisar to White Ledge Gate (you can find a trip report for that here, along with several other reports on this site). However, this was only the second time I headed past that gate and over the extra mile to White Ledge Campground, one of the nicest and best kept little secrets ’round these parts. Once I got to the campground, I decided that it was just so darned hot that that’d be a great turnaround point for today. I enjoyed the yellow fall leaves covering the majority of the ground around the two fire pits, filtered water from the spring, and listened to my Relevant Podcasts for a bit before trekking back the way I came in.
Conditions were quiet, lonely, and hot as heck. Temps were in the upper 90’s the whole time. I’ve been flirting with the idea of heading up to Topa and Hines soon, but the heat just took it out of me. I probably could have continued up Red Reef another 2 miles to Nordhoff Road, but…let’s be honest… hiking that much in that kind of heat is not fun. Soon enough, when this darned Indian Summer ceases, we’ll make it up there.
Mileage: 9.6 miles r/t
Elevation Gain: 2251′
Calories consumed: 1 PayDay Bar, 2 Packs of GuChomps (500 Calories)
Water consumed: 2.5L