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by Paul Brickett

Dave Halligan lead a total of nine Survivors up this mountain, which is south and east of Mono Lake, over the July 4th weekend.  Luckily the weather had cooled from the previous week and temperatures were pleasant. Basecamp was located on a ridge above a spring which meant we didn't have to import water, although the water also provided breeding ground for pesky mosquitoes (virtually represented here).  The second day we hiked up to the (higher) south peak, and also went over to the north peak, the site of a communications building.  The third day we took a different way back to the cars, and although most of us were itching for more, some of us were just itching.

* Plant identifications kindly provided by Mike Faden.  See enlarged picture for genus and species.

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Departure. First piece of obsidian. Water! Paintbrush at water.
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*Ranger's Buttons. *Mariposa Lily. Heading up canyon. Road to camp; Boundary Pk.
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*Jeffrey pine. Paul M. in mosquito tent. Sunrise from camp. Same picture, brightened.
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Camp panorama.
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Kenneth at spring. Road to summit.
Obsidian along trail.
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 *Whitebark pines, trail. Below rock band. Ascending trail. View to North summit.
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South summit. Final summit ridge. First arrivals on summit. Just below summit.
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Summit panorama.
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Sunset from camp. Leaving Glass Mountain. Descending back to cars. Mono Lake drive-by.
Comments?...Reprint requests?...Complaints?  Email Paul Brickett.
Like to see some other trips?  Check out:
Kingston Range Backpack:  April 2003;
Assault on the Third Flatiron, February 1970 (for a while I didn't get out much).
                                                       

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