Tule Pk. Beauty Mtn. 7/1/2019
Entering Beauty Mountain Wilderness.
Nice big green patch.
Welcoming trail map.
The trail is fine.
But early on we are switching to off trail mode.
Beth is emerging from brush.
Lot of clear patches on way to Tule Peak.
Under Tule’s summit block.
Shelley made it up where she was attacked by not biting flying termites swarm. Note her hat. She is covered with them everywhere.
We are climbing other boulder where there are no termites and I can take pictures.
There is still some snow on Gorgonio.
When there is some flying insect Wayne has to investigate. He will be covered with them also.
Richard is preparing new register below.
Ahead is Rock Pile and far ahead Beauty Mountain.
We are in rocks. This is Rock Pile.
Rock Pile. We don’t have another register for this one.
Wayne, in the shade. He will bail out early.
Shelley and I are going also to Beauty Mountain.
The trail going there is somewhat spotty via lot of brush.
Final push up.
Beauty BM. Next to it is another altitude BM.
We will try to save some time and go x-country. If everything will go right we may save one hour.
Finally back on trail. Did we save some time? Probably not.
We are all back. It was a warm day. I am dehydrated.
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 4 Technical: 3.8 Scenic: 3.6 El. 3000'