Turns out the road is muddy not just at the doing of Mother Nature, but with some significant help from a local dubbed the Mud Pirate. I'm not kidding. Just past
the driveway leading to the Mud Pirate's lair (about a mile before the trailhead on Rieff Rd) is the nastiest section of muddy road that is intentionally made so. Below is a photo of a hose running from a natural spring on the hillside out to the middle of this steep section. This hose was not there when we passed by in the morning:
Thanks for this update. I've added this info to the front page "getting there" section.
have drifted from summit the Dean. I recently added it to the Clear Lake Area Page.
Windsor, I have added you as an administrator to this page and if you are interested, I would be happy to turn the page over to you since this one is just about in your back yard. That seems to make more sense than me trying to stay on top of what is going on in that area. Let me know if you want it.
You know Dean, I don't think I'll ever bother with that peak. I'm not a county high pointer and since Little Blue is such a brush slog challenge... I don't have a connection with it or the passion for it but maybe I could manage the page. What do you think?
That would be fine. I've added you as an administrator so if you see anything you want to add or tweak or delete, feel free to do so. You'd be smart if you never chased after that one but in a moment of total boredom, you might be tempted just to see what the alure of such a poison oak infested brush fest might be. However, I'd caution you, don't do it. : )
Thank you, I should add that you are truly the one I feel is an expert of that section of California.