Sug Peak from the South 6/8/2020
Nine parked cars /nine hikers.
This road needs some improvement.
Weather is great. It is cool and breezy.
Up till now our hiking is easy.
The real Maniacs hike starts here. There should be a trail somewhere.
Looking for the trail.
We are on a trail.
Now what? Where is that trail?
Bush is everywhere. Samagatuma. Sacrebleu.
We have to find our way up.
Almost at the saddle.
Bush is above our heads.
So the rocks we can get on are a big relief.
Found some ducks on way up.
Made it to the Sug.
There is a boulder for everybody.
Even for the young guys.
John is getting up.
Cool Santa Ana winds on top.
Going down we will try to follow those ducks. So far so good. However that will change soon!
Watching Rob. He is going down via heavy brush. Mostly he disappears inside.
Going up to the old road.
Road is here.
Mostly it is very overgrown.
Clear portion of the road.
Reunited with John and Hersch.
This is great…
Well, we made it.
Rob is still out there somewhere. Where is his walkie-talkie?
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.8 Technical: 3.9 Scenic: 3.4 El. 2300'