Leaders: Craig Estes, Patty Kline
It was one of those December days where we didn't know if it would rain or if the wind would blow the clouds away. 11 people had assembled at the La Cañada carpool point at 6:30AM. The reasoning behind having such an early meeting time was to avoid the target shooting at Pinyon Flats while doing Bare Mountain.
We did Bare first and nobody was shooting, thank goodness. The route we chose for Pacifico, which was at the close end of the shooting area (Pacific Crest Trail) was not feasible because it was too close to the bullets. People were shooting there because it was a little later in the day. We then went further back on the road we came in on and walked on a ridge which led up to a road. This road ended in Pacifico. We had lunch at one of the tables on Pacifico before heading back down to the cars. We were back down about 2:30PM. We had done 8 miles and 2900 feet of gain.
Since it was still early we decided to get more peaks. Ray Wolfe joined us on Lewis and Mooney, while the rest of the group went back to La Cañada. Others participating were Ursula and Don Slager, Richard Schomberg, Robert Ives, Duke Blakesley, Bill Huebach, Brent Washburne, and Marty Magaddino.