Went to Plumas County area August 2012 to run the "Running With The Bears" half-marathon and to grab some Calif 2K ft prominence peaks. Added five peaks but failed on both Observation andHot Springs, as they were engulfed in a huge wildfire 1/4 the size of Yosemite. The fire burned right down to the highway south of the mountain and east of Wendel as we drove by.
had a nice hike up on a fantastic winter day. Minimal snow cover and moderate temps made for a neat February experience. I traversed around the middle peak on the north side, but found the snow and brush pretty slow going, so I climbed the middle peak on my way back to the car. Signed the summit register for the first ascent since Sept 2010, so obviously this is not a popular peak. Found some great solitude in the Skedaddle Range, and enjoyed the tremendous views of the north Sierras and southern Cascades.