Off Trail  2015 - Russ Jolley Upper Approach  [32]

2015 - Russ Jolley Upper Approach

Last year’s Russ Jolley hike was one of my favorites, knowing at the time that I would have to return. This year we choose a different and certainly more challenging route. The first 6.5 miles was on the Horsetail Creek trail, following it past Ponytail Falls, up Oneonta Creek, and then east to the junction with the Rock of Ages trail. We descended the ROA trail a short distance before taking a half mile steep descent bushwhack down to the upper Russ Jolley cabin. We then completed the hike taking the Mindolovich and Russ Jolley trails back to the Horsetail Creek trail, and finally back to the trailhead.