Leaders: Gabriele Rau, Gordon Lindberg
Maybe we should not have picked a hike to Suicide Rock on the 13th of the month! Few people came on this easy hike to an HPS mountain, but the statistics look great. For 33% of the participants, this was a first-ever outing with the Sierra Club and for 66%, this was the first-ever peak climbed. In this respect, this was a very successful trip.
We crossed a running creek with rhododendrons in full bloom on its sides. Farther up, we saw lots of mariposa lilies and other wildflowers. The weather was great, the air clean, and the views clear. Nobody wanted to jump off the precipitous cliff, so everybody came back and promised to participate on more hikes and peak climbs in the future.
Thanks to Gordon Lindberg for assisting on this hike.