A Climb to Beauty and Combs
A hike had been scheduled to Beauty and Combs Mtns. the last weekend in October, but was canceled out for various reasons. The Central Committee gave this second thought, and it was decided that even though the cancellation had been announced in the "Southern Sierran", perhaps not everyone had seen it, and that is a long trip to make and no leaders show up. So six of the Committee drove down and as it turned out there were 16 people who hiked with us Saturday and 12 on Sunday. We decided to try for the scheduled peaks and both were climbed with no difficulties being presented at all. We did Beauty on Saturday. Warning to future climbers: You need a 4-wheel drive to get to the peak. The road is terrible. An old mine was also investigated. The hike to Combs is long, but awfully nice. This was done on Sunday and it was Bob Hawthorne's 200th peak. We took turns carrying a delicious blueberry pie to the summit - a surprise for Bob! It was a wonderful week-end, one of the best we've ever had.