Cahuilla Mountain, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Lookout Mountain #1, Rock Point
21-22 February 1970
By: Bruce Collier
Leader: Bruce Collier
Thirty-six hikers met on a beautiful morning to caravan into Juan Diego Flat for a cross-country ascent of Little Cahuilla, led by Bob Hawthorne (his sixth climb of the peak). Following lunch, a quick trip down and short drive brought the group to the base of Cahuilla Mtn. trail. This wide, gradual route was followed to the saddle where a route was found which avoided most of the brush. Upon reaching the summit, several containers of an effervescent, bubbly substance were utilized in observing ritualistic procedures relating to Ron Barnes moving into a very select group.
Campgrounds were crowded, but spaces were located at Oak Grove and on Sunday morning 20 persons climbed Lookout followed by a pleasant hike to Rock Point. The schedule ended early which allowed others to ascend high points nearby or enjoy a leisurely meal in Idyllwild. Some remained to enjoy Monday beneath the clear blue skies.
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