North Peak Trail – Mazatzals

On Sunday, I hiked the North Peak Trail with a visit to the North Peak in the Mazatzals.  Hike distance was nearly 11 miles with around 4,000 feet of total ascent.

Bob and Mike, who accompanied me for part of the hike, can be see in this photo.

I think this is Manzanita fruit:

This was a photo from the summit. If you look closely, you’ll see a lot of flying ladybugs. I didn’t spend much time at the summit because I was in a hurry to start back down.

This is a close-up of the flowers from the above photo.

Not too far away from the cacti with the flowers, I found this marker.  I was hoping that it would state the elevation, but I don’t see it on this marker.  There may be another nearby marker with that information.  I don’t think that this was actually the highest point.

This flower reminds me of a Mariposa Lily, accept that it’s purple instead of orange.

I got this shot in late afternoon on my way back to the trailhead.