Close the Roads, Please! Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014
At one time the roads to the summits (Patterson and Wheeler) were closed, but now every yahoo with an ATV or 4x4 can drive all over, including the fragile soil and vegetation on the summit ridges that are clearly marked as being closed to vehicles. It's a disgrace.
We needed chains to make it though to Lobdell but most of road from the lake to the summit was clear. We parked at Lobdell. We decended back to Lobdell by way of the creek and saved about 2 miles. Brush in the creek area is easy to weave through. Taking advantage of this strange dry Winter. Climbed Desert Creek peak the next day. Found a fairly brush friendly path on it also.
Via Boulder Flat w/Patterson Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013
Drove the Tundra up to Belfort via Sweetwater ranch (4x4 only). Parked at dried pond and dayhiked the peaks. Saw no other hikers, just atvs and dirtbikes. Meh. But the rocks and terrain is out of this world, almost alien. Feels like mars or the moon.