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Humboldt to Humbug Rd expedition
2nd CCV Co. "F" patrols the upper elevations of the Humboldt and Humbug roads, along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Date(s): 6/18-19/2016. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 55 of 55 Total. 63 Visits.
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Pvt. O P Bellman
Newest trooper settling in as others mill about waiting to begin the expedition.

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Butt Creek Valley
Ruffa Ridge
Mt. Lassen in distance


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Ascending Humboldt
Pvt. Bellman followed by Wilson, Cambridge and Lyman

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Headed East
Pvt. Shannon scouts ahead followed by 1st Sgt. Baldwin and pack animal "Buck"

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On the trail

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Across the ridge

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Butte Creek Valley
to the North, Butt Creek Valley.
Ruffa Ranch visible on right.


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Along the crest

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Butte Creek Valley
To the South, Butte Creek drain

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Harsh environment

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On the trail

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Eagle Rocks
PCT by Eagles

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Troopers

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Open landscape

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Skylined
Pvt's Ashly Lyman (L) & O M Cambridge (R)

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Switchback trail
1St Sgt. Baldwin waits along a switchback.

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Decending
Pvt's Bellman & Wilson

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Snowdrifts
Is it summer yet?

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Meadow
One of many small meadows along the trail.

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Good Trooper
Like the rest of Company "F", the mule dutifully follows the 1st Sgt. without question

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Bellman, Wilson

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Pvt. Bellman & QMSgt. Carter

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Back into the forest

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Follow that mule

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IMG 0475

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Camp
Preparing camp for the evening.

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Camp

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Tent line?
Nope. Bedroll line.

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Cook fire
'Bout time for supper.

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Dusk
Time to relax a bit.

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Survey
1st Sgt. surveys the clearing.

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Good order
Pvt Cambridge ahead of Pvt. Shannon with mule "Buck" in tow.

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Pvt. Cambridge
Pausing to take in the scenery.

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Bunching up
Troopers bunch up behind slow horse.

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Spacing
That's better!

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Ascending the ridge

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High point
The patrol topped out at around 7200 ft elevation right at the snowline. Our campsite was located at a more reasonable 6400'

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Detour
One of several sites along the PCT the engineers had not visited this year.

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Detour
Pvt. Cambridge ahead of Pvt. Shannon negotiate the more-vertical than horizontal rock and pine needle surface.

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Expedition portrait
QMSgt. Carter
Horse = Zuni


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Expedition portrait
Pvt. Cambridge
Horse = "Domingo"
Mt Lassen in background


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Expedition portrait
Pvt. Lyman
Horse Palo doing his "End of the Trail" impression.


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Expedition portrait
Pvt. O. P. Bellman
Mount = "Duke"


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Epedition Portrait
1st Sgt. Baldwin
And horse "Storm"


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Expedition portrait
Pvt. Wilson
Horse = "Shiloh"


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Expedition portrait
Capt. A.W. Starr

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Fathers Day on the trail

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By file
Snaking our way through the rocky terrain.

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Guidon
A nice breeze

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Been there
Done that

 
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