hiked up the east side of Sugarloaf Peak on this holiday weekend. Started from the "Sugarloaf Picnic Area" identified on some older maps, approximately 3 miles due east of the summit, near Highway 89. Hiked through the lava flows to the upper cone, where the going was steep but efficient. First ascent in 1.5 years, according to the summit register.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."