Aha! So that's why its named Christmas Tree Pass. I saw at least three different decorated trees near the summit.
Going down the east side of the pass was definitely more exciting.
I was cruising along when I passed a turnoff with a sign indicating it was for Grapevine Canyon.
For some reason this name spurred some memory. I'm sure I've heard that name before.
I swing around and head back to check it out.
Someone needs a shower.
I was bundled up against the blustery and cold wind.
Now this I want to see. Only a 1/4 mile hike.