In April of 1992 I discovered Lida Summit. Next year I returned. In 1995 I tried climbing Magruder Mountain. My hiking partner was Louie Flores. We both headed out from Lida Summit. My parents waited at the "pass!" Soon after starting hiking we met the Magruder challenge! We started climbing steeply up the mountain. It was terrible, because I was not in real good shape. My partner encouraged me and I pressed myself. But I had to stop several times, trying to catch my breath. We stopped at the rocks. From here it was easy to reach the bare area of the mountain! But we decided against continuing to the top! Next year we made the top - or at least where there was a Sierra Club "box."