I started at Jerky Trailhead (5930').
A few hundred feet from the trailhead I came to this blowdown across the trail. It was the first of several and the photos of them are included in my customary trail report to the Forest Service to help with trail maintenance.
After I reached the top of the ridge (6945'), this blowdown was on the downside as I hiked ...
... past views over the Little Kern River Valley and the Coyote Peaks area of the Great Western Divide before ...
... wading across Fish Creek.
The first of three blowdowns between Fish Creek and Grey Meadow.
A tree that seems to have had problems with finding which way is straight up.
As I went into Grey Meadow, the Cow Camp cabin and ...
... the old Ranger Station where Carol, Lynn and Bonnie of Backcountry Horseman of California were staying. Besides working on the Clicks Creek Trail, they did the spring cleaning in the cabin after some critter got in there over the winter and made a big mess.
My camp at Grey Meadow (6150') for three nights. Finally, lots of water flowing from the spring this year.
I found this near the camp. Was it once one large boulder that split into two pieces and the pieces have since been spreading apart?
The meadow was lively the next morning with Carol's, Lynn's and Bonnie's stock. (i.e., horses and/or mules, and don't ask me which is which.)
Later in the morning I headed to Little Kern Bridge, and found the first of ten blowdowns between Grey Meadow and the trail junction to Round Meadow.
Nothing for hikers, but too low for riders.
Trail signs are still at the junction for the trail to Round Meadow, but now just laying on the ground. Moreover, that trail is overgrown and hard to find. My trail on to Little Kern Bridge, however, was easy to follow.
The first of ten blowdowns between the trail junction to Round Meadow and Fish Creek.