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Distance

15.19 mi

Elevation gain

1,053 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

1,053 ft

Max elevation

5,137 ft

Trailrank

57

Min elevation

4,539 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

6 hours 52 minutes

Coordinates

2239

Uploaded

January 2, 2016

Recorded

January 2016

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5,137 ft
4,539 ft
15.19 mi

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near La Lobera, Jalisco (Mexico)

I have done the northern part of this loop before. But this was the first attempt to do the full circle. I have done this in counter-clockwise direction and now think that may be opposite direction would be better. At least you will have opportunity to bath in the refreshing creek after the long trail.
River

River crossing

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Pristine clear water running from the well 100m up along the creek. Dragonflies rest on the stones and pose for the shots. Thanks to water all year round the valley looks green, some flowers can be found.
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Viewpoint 1

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Trail crosses the creek bed and climbs to the opposite rim from which you can see far around. There are some interesting stone formations.
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Woodpecker's depot

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At this point look at the pine trees. Many of them are used by woodpeckers to store acorns.
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Viewpoint 2

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Viewpoint 2
Intersection

Fork

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I took left at the fork though the alternative (right) road will probably lead to the same point. To this point the road goes on the top of the plate with some pine trees. I took left because it led to the oak forest. This time of the year you can see old dry leaves together with new tender ones covered with fluff.
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Viewpoint 3

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Viewpoint 3
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Viewpoint 4

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Viewpoint 4
River

Creek crossing

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Crossing small creek with clear water. Not deep enough to soak yourself completely but still good for refreshment.
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Pine nursery

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Small nursery of pine trees that rangers plant in the forest here and there.
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Turn left for short cut

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The road makes loop while climbing up. You can save some efforts making the shortcut using the trail
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Viewpoint 5

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Another good viewpoint with panoramic view. I stayed there for sunset. On the way back in darkness missed the turn and went some excessive 2 km until realized that I am on the wrong path.
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Pine alley

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