Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Exploring the Northern Bighorn Mountians Part 2

Headed back up into the Bighorn Mountains on the 4th of July to visit two waterfalls in the area: Bucking Mule and Porcupine. Also, to make another attempt to find the site of Bald Mountain City.
On the trail - the trail for the most part stays with the trees.
Bucking Mule Falls: The falls overlook - this is the close as you can get that I know of.

View Towards the West.

 Porcupine Falls

My understanding is that gold miners cut this portion of the falls in to help with their operation.

Found the site of Bald Mountain City, apparently I didn't drive down the spur road far enough on my first trip.

The hike to Bucking Mules is 2.5 miles one way and is a pretty mellow trail and is mostly dirt with few rocks till the end of the trail. There is one bridge crossing. Porcupine I want to say in .5 miles one way down hill. The first section has a series of switchbacks and is mostly dirt. A third of the way you come to set of wooden stairs/erosion control measures (whatever you want to call it) the final third is rocky but not bad.