By: Trudie Hunt
PROVIDENCE MOUNTAINS TRIP GOES DESPITE CANCELLATION OF BUS TRIP
Heavy rains prevented the scheduled climb of Providence Peak on Saturday. Ralph and Kenny Morton disappeared bravely in the clouds only to get discouraged by finding themselves off route in loose, steep rock. Rains, which nearly closed the road to the Mitchell Caverns however, had caused the desert to bloom unseasonably.
Sunday Bob Bear lead a group of 13, again through clouds, to Fountain Peak only five reaching the summit through third class rock. We still wonder what route the UCLA weather students took to establish their many stations on this peak. Graham Stephenson suffered the only casualties of the trip, a hole through his oil pan (repaired initially with chewing gum), and on his return, a flat time with an inoperable jack!
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