From our Camp Grasshopper location off FR201-up FR3348, we departed in two vehicles to make the 3 mile drive to the Mount Peeley TH to start our hiking day. Steve(nonot) had arrived at the TH earlier in the morning and was already on the trail heading for Ravine#7 for his planned search hike.
It was a busy morning when we arrived at the Peeley TH. Soon after our group start, Bob(rlrjamy) shifted into 3rd gear and passed us all on his way up and over Mount Peeley to join Steve on the Sheep Mountain Ridgeline to search hike down rugged/heavy vegetation Ravine#7 (GPSjoe's 11/16/09 bailout route) in our continuing efforts to locate a clue in GPSjoe's 11/8/10 disappearance. Another long and difficult off-trail hike for them with no clues found.
The rest of our group of five headed for the Mount Peeley Summit at 7030 feet. I had not hiked this one since Sept'07. It was good to summit once again and to be able to see first hand the huge and rugged Mazatzal Wilderness area encircling this peak and Sheep Mountain area to better understand the daunting task it is to adequately search hike this area.
See Angela's (tibber) detailed trip log for our full day (AM and PM)