OK we had intended to hit Rattlesnake Ledge this morning but life got in the way. Perhaps next weekend. Instead I got back out to Cougar Mountain for the second time this week. Starting from the RedTown trailhead, i went out on the Wildside trail and then did a counterclockwise loop on the Marshall’s Hill/De Leo Wall circuit. A nice circuit, I strongly recommend the counterclockwise direction, or you face a killer trail up the De Leo Wall.
Also I love my new REI Summit Trekking Poles — first poles I’ve had and man they can really make a difference in stability and speed. Now I’m starting to think about getting anti-shock poles or ultralights . Thanks to Terry for turning me onto these (Hey Terry you need a blog).