Road was closed from campground so had to walk from there, first peak on the loop.
Did Rabbit, Granite and Round Top on a very hot day. Very nice loop but with direct sun on the entire route I ran low on water and decided to leave Iron # 3 for another day.
Monte Cristo Peak, Iron #3, Round Top, Granite, Rabbit. The loop is probably easier this way than the opposite direction.
rabbit, granite, round top, iron
A loop hike including Iron # 3, Roundtop, Pacifico, Granite # 1, & Rabbit # 1. A little breeze helped to keep the temperature down a little. While the area is very dry and barren, the views are far-reaching.
Grabbed Iron #2, Iron#3 and Rabbit #1 today. A warm day, but finished up pretty quickly!
extremely windy day
Drove from Monte Cristo CG to near the powerlines southwest of the summit and scrambled via a gully and its southwest ridge to the summit.
Well, almost a drive up. Takes about 40 minutes RT from the road.
The road from Mill Creek Summit is in really bad shape 11/08 in some spots. 4WD HC really recommended.
Part of a Little 4 loop with Bill Simpson's HPS group.
Did the Monte Cristo loop with an HPS group. This was the last peak of the day.
Hiked this one first and hiked this one last on the Monte Cristo Loop.
Very out of shape but convinced by my friend to do it. Nice long drive enroute. Plan on taking aerial photos soon with Theron_moon!!
The first of 4 peaks. Rabbit, Granite, Round Top and Iron #3. Windy day, but beautiful.
Part of a peakbagging trip, including Gleason, Messenger, and Barley. Rabbit was the first right after sunrise.
Nice day with a crisp breeze -- solo with Coco, my dog. Hardest part of the hike was actually Rabbit as I waited to find a place to climb off the road that Coco could do. Picked the west slope with the thickest brush I've ever been through (including George Creek) -- cost us about 25 minutes of bushwacking time. The rest of the hike was reasonable.
As Bob says. Who knew you could get such a workout from the HPS List? Very enjoyable evening hike, even with the ugly bushwhacking encountered when we lost the trail on the way from Granite.
This was the first peak in our loop. Next was Granite #1, Round Top Mtn. and finally Iron Mtn.#3. About 11 miles with 4,000 feet of gain so a good workout especially if you go a brisk pace.
Last of 13 peaks that Matthew and I climbed in the area that day. A beautiful moonlit night made it quite enjoyable into the late hours. Trip Report