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Specimen Mountain

Specimen Mountain

Specimen Mountain

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Specimen Mountain

Image Type(s): Hiking


Page By: CSUMarmot

Created/Edited: Aug 28, 2011 / Aug 28, 2011

Object ID: 741628

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Climbing Specimen Mountain

Specimen Mountain consists of three separate summits, South Specimen, Specimen and North Specimen mountains, and are often climbed together. The three lie inside of 'Specimen Mountain Natural Research Area' and do not have public access. Yeah, what a joke right?! Well supposedly the NPS wants the bighorn sheep in the area to have a nice little human-free zone where they can go undisturbed. They don't do that for the sheep crossing 34 between Sheep Lakes and Bighorn Mountain do they? Or on Bighorn Flats? Well, you're not supposed to climb past the Crater, but there's a perfectly good trail going up Specimen Mountain I intended to use, and felt no remorse in doing so. There aren't rangers sitting at the Crater watching for climbers to make their move, and there aren't researchers stationed at the summits radioing HQ to impound your vehicle. The place is deserted. Enjoy the summits people.



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cftbqGood for you


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...for having a healthy disdain for idiotic, arbitrary rules. I note that over on LoJ, 25 people (including the Roaches) have noted climbs. Nice photos, too.
Posted Sep 12, 2013 5:58 pm

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