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Tahquitz Peak (LO), Red Tahquitz, Lily Rock

20 September 1959

By: Walt Wheelock


The Tahquitzes

Sunday, Sept. 20, found some twenty HPS-ers wandering through the lush meadows and along the stream of Little Tahquitz Valley. It was hard to believe that this was the driest summer of many years. The late summer rains had greened up the high valleys, so water was again flowing under the pines. Lunch stops were enjoyed on Red Tahquitz with its views of the Salton Sea and on Tahquitz with its views of the Los Angeles basin.

After lunch, a few hardy souls followed Wait Wheelock and Ron Johnson across the trailless face of the ridge to the saddle that joins Tahquitz Rock to its mother peak. A group of Rock Climbers seemed startled to find Hundred Peakers on their sacred summit, but after recovering offered to lead the group down a rocky route to Lunch Rock, and then sent us on the way back to the parking area.

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