The trail seems to have ended near a snowy wash the only way to go is up. This area I found a bed of pine needles and branches as if something created it to rest on. The real adventure would began after this little did I know that my team was becoming extremely unwilling to hike and we had only been on the trail a short time. This area marks the foothills of Mt. Raymond which is a massive volcano that can be seen for miles in every direction.