So I had just left ABJL and wanted to bag the two listofjohn (pay $ite) peaks in the White Horse Hills. I got about 2/3 of the way to the first summit and some pitch black clouds were rolling in behind the summit. With the WHH being so denuded of trees due to fire and deadfall, I decided since those hills had been there for millions of years, and I have about 40 years left, that there's still time for me to come back when lightning is not potentially in play.
I did see either a horse or deer carcass. Ew.
Autumn Foliage ObservationIsolated
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This has been in the back of my mind for a while. With the Schultz Fire Closure and Elden out of the picture, I had good reason to hike it since I had relatively limited time today. It was a neat little hike. Good views and a pretty area. It might be a little more enjoyable in monsoon season when all the flowers on the hills are blooming, but it was still great. I was surprised to find a stream flowing out of the hills. I had crossed the little valley further up, so it must be coming from a pretty good spring. Worth a look if in the area.
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