Five Pk. Challenge 9/17/2018




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We will be attempting to do five pk. challenge. Early morning here is nice and cool.
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Johnís group will do only southern 3 peaks since they done Fortunas recently.
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Our group will attempt to do all five in one day.
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Just to get to the first one is not easy.
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It is several rollercoaster hills by the freeway.
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Almost up on Fortuna.
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Wit made it.
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It is getting warmer.
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Looking ahead.
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Kerry on second Fortuna.
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And now going all the way down.
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We will be climbing that up.
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In the shade. Temperature is 80++.
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Jim is leaving us.
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We are climbing up.
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Almost cresting.
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Somebody was here.
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Wit who hitched a ride on road is waiting here for us.
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Wayne will split after this one.
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Going all the way down again.
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After going thru some fenced mobile home park we got into heavy brush.
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Wit is winded. This may be the trail we are looking for.
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Quasi trail.
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Steve is happy that we got up finally.
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The end is in sight.
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Letís do it!
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On Cowles Mountain.
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We are done!
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Back to the cars.
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Our leftover group is rehydrating.



Hike Rating: Difficulty: 4.2 Technical: 3.7 Scenic: 3.4 El. 4500'