Nicolls Peak, Onyx Peak #2

20 March 1993

By: Patty Kline


Leaders: Patty Kline, Don Borad

We met at 9:00 am at Walker Pass Campground so those who wanted to could drive from L. A. that morning.

Nicolls Peak was first. We did it from the west. This is a very beautiful time of year with everything bright green from the rains. Flowers were starting to come out. Kelso Valley is the approach from the west. It is a primordial High Sierra Valley. The dirt road off of Kelso Valley Road went great until we got to a fallen log, thus adding about a mile to our hike. It was basically straight up and down with 2700' gain and 5 miles roundtrip. That afternoon, we did Onyx which was another straight up and down hike. It was my third time on both peaks and they get more enjoyable each time.

When we finished, it was just about dark and everyone was too tired to stay for the next day. Participants were: Andy Zdon, Wynne Benti-Zdon, Barbara Pedersen, Phil Reher, Peter Doggett, Graham Breakwell, and Jim Hinkley.

Originally, Frank and Ruth Lee Dobos were to lead this, but couldn't make it. Don Borad and I substituted as leaders.


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