Heel blisters prevent us from continuing

Half Mile View
Only half a mile into the hike and you'll already be rewarded with some classic Napa Vineyard views.
User: Austin Explorer - 7/2/2017

Location: Oat Hill Mine Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 4.57 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes


Coppertone and I had planned to do a wine tasting at a specific tasting room in St. Helena so we decided to try out this trail which we had just found out about not too long ago.

The trail was rocky from the start and immediately starts ascending.  But overall, the steepness of the trail is not too challenging.  Views at 0.5 and 1.0 mile marks present some nice views over parts of Napa Valley and numerous vineyards.

The warmer temperatures and some failing tape caused blisters on Coppertone's feet leading us to cut the outing short.  We need to pack some paper tape in our backpacks to avoid such a situation in the future.

Log Photos
Half Mile View
Coppertone Ascending
One Mile View
View Traffic
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