Mount Teneriffe Hike

A grown-up only hike up to the currently very dry Teneriffe Falls and then up the oh-so-steep Kamikaze trail to the summit.
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img_2020 The trail couldn't start out any mellower than this. It's a flat, wide converted logging road. Boring for hiking, but a good way to warm up.
The trail couldn't start out any mellower than this. It's a flat, wide converted logging road. Boring for hiking, but a good way to warm up.
img_2022 The trail changes once onto the trail to Teneriffe Falls. It crosses several rocky areas as the switchbacks carry us upwards to the falls.
The trail changes once onto the trail to Teneriffe Falls. It crosses several rocky areas as the switchbacks carry us upwards to the falls.
img_2024 Peek-a-boo view down the Middle Fork valley. The low cloud ceiling kept things cool.
Peek-a-boo view down the Middle Fork valley. The low cloud ceiling kept things cool.
img_2031 Teneriffe Falls! Well...it would be in spring when snow is melting further up. For now it's only the slightest trickle coming down.
Teneriffe Falls! Well...it would be in spring when snow is melting further up. For now it's only the slightest trickle coming down.
img_2032 Looking up at the falls while modeling Kathryn's homemade COVID-19 mask.
Looking up at the falls while modeling Kathryn's homemade COVID-19 mask.
img_2033 In wetter times this would be the lunch spot for those whose destination is the falls, but that's not us. We've still got almost 3,000' to climb.
In wetter times this would be the lunch spot for those whose destination is the falls, but that's not us. We've still got almost 3,000' to climb.
img_2036 Backtracking a bit from the falls brings us to the Kamikaze trail which makes its way steeply and relentlessly along the ridge to the summit.
Backtracking a bit from the falls brings us to the Kamikaze trail which makes its way steeply and relentlessly along the ridge to the summit.
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img_2040 The trail itself is in surprisingly good condition considering it's an informal unmaintained trail.
The trail itself is in surprisingly good condition considering it's an informal unmaintained trail.
img_2041 Tippy top of Mailbox Peak, across the Middle Fork valley, trying to battle out of the clouds.
Tippy top of Mailbox Peak, across the Middle Fork valley, trying to battle out of the clouds.
img_2044 Here's a mellow section of the Kamikaze trail. Nice soft ground for hiking.
Here's a mellow section of the Kamikaze trail. Nice soft ground for hiking.