Hawes Peak, Rattlesnake Mountain

8 November 1964

By: Miriam Myhre


Leaders: Steve Molnar and Miriam Myhre

Two More in the Bag

On Sunday, Nov. 8, approximately 40 eager peak baggers turned out to do some climbing in the Big Bear area. There were a large number of newcomers on this hike and it was good to see them turn out. The outing was led by Steve Molnar. The group met at Big Pine Flat Campground and from there drove to Hawes Ranch which is nestled at the foot of Hawes Peak. There are a couple of extremely interesting looking covered wagons on the ranch and there was a great deal of conjecturing about the use of those wagons which appeared fairly new.

The climb up Hawes Pk. was relatively easy and there was a good view of Lake Arrowhead from the summit. Lunch was eaten upon returning to the cars. The next stop was Rattlesnake Mtn. This was a somewhat more interesting hike from the standpoint of the terrain which was crossed. Luna Pk., also scheduled for this particular outing, was called off because of the poor condition of the access road and the lateness of the hour. But two peaks were "bagged" and this made a hit for those 100 Peakers who are working on their emblems with a gung-ho spirit.


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