Strawberry Peak

2 May 1971

By: Ron Barnes

Leader: Ron Barnes
Asst.: Hal Paulson

13 people assembled at the Colby Canyon parking lot for a leisurely hike to Strawberry Peak. About 1/2 mile up the trail a 14th member joined our ranks. A 15th person arrived while we were resting by a stream crossing.

For most of the participants this was their first HPS outing; as you can tell by the number of latecomers -- 13.3%.

Yours truly and a few followers reached the summit via the standard trail route at 10:41 am. Hal Paulson, our assistant leader, arrived around 11:10 am, minus 3 members. All told, 12 people signed the register. Allowing Hal 10 minutes to wolf down his lunch we departed for the return trip to our automobiles.

When we reached Josephine Saddle Hal suggested a side trip to Josephine Peak. Four people decided 2 peaks were better than one for a day and tagged along with Hal.

The main group headed out and arrived back at our cars at 1:45 pm.

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