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Mount Sally, Mount Mooney

20 July 2002

By: the leaders

Leaders: Stag Brown, Nami Brown, Joe Young

Twenty hikers participated on this mid-summer hike. Skies were clear, temps warm, spirits high. A number of hikers new to the Hundred Peaks Section as well as a few old hands were on the hike.

The group arranged itself into six vehicles for the caravan to the peaks. Short hikes were enhanced by group discussions led by Stag whenever we stopped in the shade. Oldtimers Stag Brown, Bobcat Thompson, Alice Goldberg and Joe Young shared their hiking experiences with the relatively newer hikers. A new register in good condition was found on Sally. No register or can was found on Mooney.

After the hikes the group reassembled at a pair of picnic tables near Mt Vetter. (We observed that the picnic area and nearby restrooms frequently used by the HPS for celebrations, near the trail head for Mt Vetter, was fenced off.) There we enjoyed a celebration marking the seventeenth wedding anniversary of Stag and Nami. The group shared champagne, barbecued chicken, and fruit. Joe Young and Reina Lee Brown, now eight years old, pestered the group by blowing special durable bubbles which stuck to everything. Surprisingly, the campground appeared deserted. We all wondered why.

After the celebration eight of us reconvened at Pepe's of La Cañada for even more post hike revelry.

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