Climbed from Mile Marker 61.3 Date Climbed: May 17, 2006
Road closed 2.8 miles before Islip Saddle. This added over 5 miles to the round trip, which totaled about 16-17 miles, since I hiked Throop peak as well. Got caught in a squall line, lightning was striking the ridge. I was pretty scared and started running down the mountain. Happily, I'm alive ;)
Signed the summit log up there and encountered 4 thru hikers on the PCT.
Walking in Fink's path! Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005
Climbed up from Islip Saddle because of Highway closure. Standard trail route to summit then took SW ridge back down to the junction with Middle Hawkins, another great view peak. A very beautiufl area that is recovering from fire damage.
Route Climbed: PCT from Islip Saddle Date Climbed: December 17th, 2005.
Great day for hiking! There was some snow and ice on the trail but still safe to pass without crampons. It was a very unusual day with thick clouds, which made it a very unique experience for that area. Temperatures were around freezing; very little snow for this time of the year.