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Two-Heel Drive Reports on Our Thanksgiving Adventure

Tom has posted a trip report over at Two-Heel Drive, thus diminishing my obligation to describe our trip in detail:

Turkey Day dawns at Mission Peak. So much for the full moon. Actually there was no moon at all when I got to the Mission Peak trailhead and saw a couple parked cars and shadows of headlamp-wearing humans milling about. John Fedak is the first face… [Two-Heel Drive]

Tom got some great photographs as well, so wander on over and take a look.

I think we were surprised by the high winds and cold conditions on the summit. The majority of the uphill hike on the west side of Mission Peak before dawn was seasonably cool, but nothing surprising. However, once we crested the ridge just north of the peak we were hit by quite a wind and the temperature dropped quickly.

The summit was surprisingly cold. I was OK in my poly layers and a shell, but just barely. Randy was shivering by the time we started down. Tom Clifton seemed to be the best prepared, sitting in the lee of a large rock and cracking open a thermos of hot coffee.

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November 23, 2006 - Posted by | Trips

1 Comment

  1. I may have been shivering, but I was doing inside a wind shell and hood, a fleece lining, a T-shirt, and poly long johns. Not to mention gloves and a beanie. That same gear served fine atop Mount Whitney, in similar wind and cooler air.

    Comment by Randy | November 24, 2006


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