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by Don Nelsen
September 20th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Observation Peak and Sister Rocks
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Observation Peak and Sister Rocks

I saw an update for the Big Hollow fire that there was some good creeping behavior recently. Also fingers crossed for a nice mosaic burn in this area! My partner and I hiked Observation Peak and Sister Rocks on Aug 30th. Not very hot, no bugs :D , great views. We really enjoyed the tread of the tra...
by Don Nelsen
September 17th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Observation Peak and Sister Rocks
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Observation Peak and Sister Rocks

http://www.fototime.com/42CF17F12D00205/medium800.jpg Given the encroaching fire on Observation Peak and Sister Rocks this will probably be the last documentation of what these hikes looked like pre-burn. This was two hikes, June 22nd to Observation Pe3ak and a return on Aug. 23rd to visit Sister R...
by Don Nelsen
September 11th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720

Belated Happy 72nd Don. Not much better than a classic trek for any significant day. That mystery spire - from the distance - looks a bit like a mini-Devils Tower. 2020 has been some serious mileage for you, and it's still over 100 days til Christmas! Thanks! (But it was bojangles who is 72, I'm 73...
by Don Nelsen
September 11th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720

Here's another noteworthy spire I saw as I trekked up the PCT Monday. When I first spotted this I thought "Oh no, I hope that's not where I have to go to get up Hogback Mt." It turned out to be yet another unnamed tower along the way. http://www.fototime.com/96DF92132F93539/large.jpg This is an incr...
by Don Nelsen
September 10th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720

http://www.fototime.com/4CD8A95691336F2/large.jpg My birthday was on Labor Day this year and what better way to spend it than a nice hike in a beautiful place! Hogback Mt. is popular among the prominence obsessed having 2,009’ between it and the saddle between it and the next highest peak. I could ...
by Don Nelsen
September 3rd, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rainy-Wahtum To Benson Plateau
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Rainy-Wahtum To Benson Plateau

Thanks for the TR, Mark. Nice pics, too. I've been thinking about getting up there again so good timing.

dn
by Don Nelsen
August 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mississippi Head, B26 Crash Area
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Mississippi Head, B26 Crash Area

I don't remember seeing the debris in your picture when I was up there a few years ago. Do you have a gps track?

dn
by Don Nelsen
August 22nd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route, 8/6/20
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route, 8/6/20

Excellent TR and pics! Once again I get to live vicariously through your Mt. Whitney TR, so thanks.

dn
by Don Nelsen
August 21st, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nick Eaton figure 8 lollypop loop.
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Nick Eaton figure 8 lollypop loop.

http://www.fototime.com/4168CC19C89B180/standard.jpg Sunrise as I crossed the Glen Jackson Bridge:(above) For some reason I got the idea that I needed a real good workout. I haven’t hiked the entire Nick Eaton in a couple of years and also, I was curious if any work had been done on the Wyeth trail...
by Don Nelsen
August 20th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220

Sheryl,

Thanks for the posting that pic! That old-style pack must have been really uncomfortable. Oh yeah, I had one of those - and it was uncomfortable, but I was a lot younger.