|Hiking||4.60 Miles|| || |
|1,600 ft AEG|| || || |
Needed a close-in, cool and quick hike on Tuesday so chose to do Mt. Peeley summit. Did it two years ago so with my aging memory, this allowed me to "do it again for the first time."
Unfortunately, the road is just as long as it always was, but seems to be unfazed from the storm on the 13/14 of this month. We were the 1st car to the trailhead, but by the time we got back there were 5 more - but only saw one party on the trail as we were descending. Another one was just starting and asked about water along the trail (there was one spring running just off the trail about a mile from the TH) - that party of two had one small, less-than-full bottle of water between them, but they did have their side arms. Priorities are important!
We only saw one small patch of snow along the MD trail that takes you to the cairn that is your clue to start bushwhacking up the mountain. There are cairns marking most of the way from there. If you get off too far to the left, you encounter LOTS of downfall - if you get too far to the right, you will have a lot of rock scrambling to get to the top if it is even possible.
|To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace. -- Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56 AD – 117 AD)|