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Warning the 2020 Bush Fire damaged most of the Four Peak Wilderness after almost recovering from the 1996 Lone Pine Fire.
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2020 Legal Notice
The legal non-technical route is 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 as described in MLDV below. Never go on private property without permission.
Summary space is reserved. Triplogs tell the story well.
Extreme outing, majority of trek is off trail scrambling to class four ( class three if you choose wisely ) that requires nerves of steel.
Trail data is likely inaccurate. It's unlikely the same route will be taken twice until you get to know the peaks on a personal basis.
For clarification, peaks are noted as
North to South:
Brown's Peak 7657(1)
Brother Peak 7642(2)
Sister Peak 7572(3)
Amethyst Peak 7524(4)
The name "Four Peaks Mother Lode" was dubbed in 2003 on a 4-3-2-1 approach. It crosses private property, which is no longer being granted. Stay legal with the 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 approach.
The term MLDV - "Mother Lode Dos Veces" surfaced in 2009. Meaning over the peaks and back (7 summits) 1-2-3-4-3-2-1.
View this graph of the route going backwards starting at (4).
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.