A long day and a long steep hike with jaw dropping views an other unique features. I started at Blackjack Junction, hiked down to Little Harbor and then over to Two Harbors, somewhere around 15 miles.
Photo 1 – Black Jack Mountain, the second highest peak on Catalina. Photo 2 – Mount Orizaba, the highest peak on the island.
Looking out toward the Pacific side and down to Little Harbor.
This was a real treat – we walk up on one of the island’s resident bison. Big and powerful.
As we lost elevation on the first leg of the hike we began to see taller trees like pines and sycamores.
We approach Shark and Little Harbors. They share a cove but are separated by the peninsula in the middle.
Shark Harbor, looking left to right
Looking back at Little Harbor as we pressed onward.
The trail snakes along the cliffs and ridgeline. Thankfully we found a little relief from the Sun and heat.
On This Day, Above The Clouds
We approach Two Harbors. On the Pacific side there is Catalina Harbor.
The second harbor that makes up Two Harbors is Isthmus Cove. In photo 2 see the two small islands in Isthmus Cove – Bird Rock, the larger one, and Ship Rock.