Cone Peak 10/12/2020




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It is a crisp morning for now. Cone Peak is right ahead.
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Finally we can do some normal hike in mountains.
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Even Wayne is with us!
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Thomas Mountain that is across the Garner Valley.
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Chuck is looking for geocache. None found in rocks.
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Almost at the saddle.
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Saddle break.
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Chuck and John, now two geocachers.
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On half burned PCT.
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Green trees here.
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Big San Jacinto Mountain.
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Our small peak is ahead. Palm View Peak.
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This is the top.
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We can even see Coachella Valley down since the trees around are burned.
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Our group here. John is waiting for us on 7123.
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This looks devastated.
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We found Hersch who found John and then us.
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On a way to the ridge.
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So far so good.
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Not much brush yet.
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There is Cone Peak. Looks rugged.
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Wit is keeping with us.
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Almost up.
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I am on the north block that map shows as a top however the south block may be higher.
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The register is under.
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Larry climbed the south block.
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John is in.
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This register does not go too far. Starts in 2005 so we canít verify our prior entry.
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Off the summit.
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Cars are down there.
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The way down is spotty and sometime slippery.
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Trail is ducked but it is easy to lose it.
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Our complete group. We made it.

Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.5 Technical: 3.8 Scenic: 3.7 El. 2400'