HPS guide says 4200' gain on this route, but GPS measured closer to 3900'. It was still a long, fun trip. Met two rattlesnakes, one on a summit boulder, the other I nearly stepped on while returning. Trip report
Part of a 24.5 mile loop day up Dripping Springs Trail and Aqua Tibia Mountain from Dripping Springs Campground. Ascent gully is marked with a duck and is easy to spot if you're looking for it. Contrary to the HPS directions I found it easier to stay right once you spot the house size boulders and thick brush along the gully. Take a wide sweeping traverse around this section and rejoin the gully at about 4,900'. Watch out for the poodle dog bush once you're out of the steep part of the gully. I was very careful and have avoided any outbreaks 3 days later despite wearing shorts. Really nice views to the canyon below.
Long, but easy hike. Trail wasn't too brushy. Saw three rattlesnakes on the way down!
My buddy hid a geocache up there. Weird plants at the top..
Another great hike, another case of Poison Oak.
Did the the 26 mile loop via Dripping Springs and Wild Horse Trail climbing Agua Tibia Mtn along the way. Couple really brushy sections of the trail. Beautiful day today -- 9.5 hours total.
The HPS has the non-trail portion of Eagle Crag flagged (check their website for info on how to make this not so torturous). Trip Report
Agua Tibia Mtn. This was a tortuous climb and one that I never intend to do again.