The earth is a bit easier to dig here near Button Mountain than over at Pachalka Spring
Date: June 07, 2009, 10h19
I start hiking up the canyon beyond the prospect and the end of the old road
It's all uphill after here, with grades between five and 30 percent. The loose rock in the canyon looks intimidating at first, but most of it turns out to be fairly large and only requires a bit of easy scrambling or short detours.