|Time for a quick hike!|
On the hike up to the plateau we encountered at least a dozen groups of people hiking down and as a result, we were the only ones at the summit when we arrived. Of course a few other groups soon arrived, but it was still very beautiful & quiet. Our hike to the summit went by fast and as you can see from the picture, our legs were very long and tired!
|Those are some long and tired legs!!!|
There were still many vernal pools at the summit and various wildflowers were in bloom including the pretty Grass Widow. Looks like a lot of other wildflowers were getting read to bloom over the next few weeks. We hiked across the plateau and then hiked the trail along the edge till we arrived back at the main trail. Someone even saw some artwork on the plateau as someone took the time to arrange a group of rocks into the phrase "I love you",
|One of the vernal pools still on the plateau|
|The "I Love You" artwork|
Despite wanting to stay longer, we knew we needed to start back down to beat the darkness and get home to Katie. "No dogs allowed" on this trail although we have seen people bring their dogs on this trail before. If you live in the Southern Oregon area and are interested in hiking Upper or Lower Table Rock, the rest of March and even early April should provide you with some beautiful flowers and beautiful views. Get out there and enjoy.
Glenn & Carol