Mount Williamson, Pallett Mountain, Will Thrall Peak, Pleasant View Ridge, View Point
18 May 1991
By: David Eisenberg
Leaders: David Eisenberg, Charlie Knapke
This hike was an almost identical repeat of the trip Bill T Russell led 2 years previously (May 14, 1989). In fact, Bill sent me his prospectus and writeup for the trip and I copied it almost exactly. We met at 6:45 am at the north end of the Pleasant View Ridge to set up the car shuttle. This is at a large parking area just where the Alimony Truck Trail enters the Angeles Forest about 1.4 miles south of the Cima Mesa Road in Juniper Hills. Our only variance in the trip was that we took a different route up Williamson - electing to take the western trail to avoid the possibility of unmelted snow.
The ridge provides great views of the San Andreas Fault and the rest of the Pearblossom Valley. Due to the late snowfall, we saw little in the way of wildflowers until we were almost down to the cars. The trip is certainly worth repeating on an occasional basis.
Participants were: Jennifer Lambelet, Stephen Bache, Pam Cloutier, Frank Long, Valia Ringeler, & Frank Goodykoontz.
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