Cory and I headed off on Friday to do a little hiking and bonding with nature. We found ourselves at the Baumann Lookout at Bunker Hill in CA.
There is something about getting outside, sweating a little, and enjoying the beautiful outside while you travel that really puts things into perspective. Jim, our camp-host from where we were camping, gave us a really cool SMUD map that had some trails on it that we didn’t know about. We picked one and were on our way.
I have to say that it really was a bit of a climb (compared to our more local flatter hikes) and good thing Cory likes to pack pop-tarts – I was is in need of sugar about 500 feet from the top.
The funny thing is that on the map, this place is called Bunker Hill Lookout. The last two miles were about 1350 feet of climbing. But it was well worth the wait. I took pictures from all four corners of the lookout. The first one showing our GPS readout – we were at 7540 feet elevation.
Corner 3. You can see two different lakes in the distance.
And corner 4.
On the way down, I thought to quickly snap this pic of Cory and I with the beautiful valleys and mountains behind us.
Sorry for the quality of the pics – all were taken with my iPhone…as I forgot a camera!
Cory and I have also visited Burney Falls. They are beautiful!
If you’re ever in the El Dorado County area, don’t forget to stop by the Baumann Lookout. It can be a truly serene experience.