Feb 27 2011
random trip report
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My friend Giulia had recommended a route, which may or may not have followed - few of the trails were marked, and I don't know of a good trail map.
We parked all the way at the end of Cascade and went up an unmarked trail across the street. This was extremely beautiful. It went up a ridge, up a narrow washed-out gully, and eventually came out at a fire station. We followed a wide trail up to a junction, and went left on the Nora trail. This did a long traverse and ended up at the West Pt. Inn, and we went to East Peak from there.
On the way down, we took a small trail to the left near the top of the parking lot. This went through some manzanita to the knob w/ a few pine trees, then abruptly descended down a steep slope - this was the 'scar trail' that I was hoping to discover! At the bottom was a 'do not enter' sign, so I'm glad we took it down instead of up.
We then went past the fire station again, continued past Mt. Home, turned left into a residential area, and eventually took a trail on the left that starts off skirting someone's back yard - is this the Zigzag trail? It ended up on Cascade, a hundred feet or so below our car.
Injury report: sore toes, esp. right foot.