Here is a map of the area we went hiking in. We started out at Dough Flat and hiked to Cow Springs where we made our camp. The next morning we headed down the Stone Corral to the Sespe Creek.This part of the hike took about 6 hours. From the Sespe creek we headed up creek toward Alder Creek. Once in Alder creek we headed up creek through the Alder Creek Narrows and to Shady camp. After Shady camp a faint trail started to emerge that led us to not one but two Alder Creek camp sites. Then we followed the trail back to Cow Springs to our camp. The entire hike took about 9.5 hours. The next day we headed back to Dough Flat.
Cow Springs camp. This camp is two in one.
Just past our camp was the start of the Stone Corral. This is the creek that runs through the Stone Corral. This picture was taken on the Friday before we started the hike through the Stone Corral.
Our beer fridge. Four Homebrew beers brewed by me waiting to be drank at the end of the day on Friday. We drank two on Friday night, one Saturday night, and then one on Sunday morning.
Our camp from above, to the right is my camp on the left was Erics tent. You can see Eric sticking his head out from near his tent.
A look at the area we would be in the following morning. I doesn't look that bad from here. Actually due to the Day Fire a few years back made this area passable.
Eric takes a look a the Stone Corral from the high ground.
Another view of our camp at Cow Springs.
The start of the creek bed at the Stone Corral.
Bear tracks, look out!
Marker located near Cow Springs, marker reads: EM22 1942 U.S. Dept of Agriculture Forest Service - 250 Dollars fine for Disturbing this mark.
The start of the Stone Corral hike. 0930.
Early in the Stone Corral hike.
A waterfall somewhere along the Stone Corral. This is near the start of the hike maybe less then 1 mile through.
A view from up top looking towards the Sespe. The mountain is Topa Topa towards the left.
Rocks like this are everywhere up here. You sure can tell that very few people come down this way.
Some snow near the top of Topa Topa mountain. You can see the observation are on the very top.
A little further down on the Stone Corral.
Nice big rocks, makes me think how they got here.