Southeast Ridge from Sulphur Springs. Out and back on a really nice fall day. 5 miles round trip. On to Hillyer and Mount Emma.
took the Southwest ridge line to the top, only tricky part was finding the trail once you leave the PCT and cross the gully. Great views all around and not visited by many. Took the Southeast way down, very steep and loose on the descent but once you reach the road it's all gravy. Lots of deer in the area.
Three Points-PCT-5N04-Firebreak. 14 miles roundtrip. No shade once you pass Sulphur Springs CG.
Climbed a bunch of HPS summits in the area. Trip Report.
Followed the nicely maintained firebreak to the top. Saw a large Sierra Club party at the trailhead that apparently had just climbed the peak. Climbed Hillyer and Vetter later in the day.
Hiked from Sulfur Spring twice. First time standard route and second time hiked to Pacifico and noticed a connection to the firebreak along another rige. Worked out pretty well with only about 20-30 feet of thrashing through brush.
Glad there was no one shooting because the trail goes right through the wrong end.
Hiked up the southwest ridge along firebreaks and down the easterly route along Pinyon Flats Road.
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