Monterey County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 15, 1998
Author: Andy Martin

The early start (4:45 alarm) was somewhat negated by a "shortcut" that had to be aborted when the bush bashing got too nasty. The first ascent of this peak must have been very tough - CA chaparral is pretty thick. Our progress up the peak was hastened by the mosquitoes and biting flies, which made rest stops brief. However, the El Nino had yielded a nice crop of flowers, and the cool streams were most welcome on the descent.