Redrock Mountain

7-Dec-02

By: Luella Fickle


Report Scheduled Trip 12/7/02 Leaders: Asher Waxman, Luella Fickle

First: we should have the mountain spelled as it is on topo: Redrock Mtn. Second: Redrock Mtn is visible from Cienaga Campground. Both summits are in view and the lower named summit is on the left looking up canyon. Third: Finding the connector trail that leaves Fish Canyon at Piano Box. Sight Redrock Mtn from Cienaga Camp. Hike up Fish Canyon on old dirt road. At the first washout which is almost a mile up canyon, go into creek bed on left and see rusty gear box sticking out of middle of stream bed. Continue up canyon in creek bed for about 1000 yards. Stream makes big turn to right away from Redrock Mtn. Streight ahead is the old trail that goes over the saddle 3150. The first ten feet are washed out so there is a big step up out of the creek bed.

Fouth: Asher and I both saw Hugh Blanchard's "two outcroppings" as one. The formation is visible from Cienaga Camp and Saddle 3150. From Saddle 3150 notice that there is small pass that goes thru the outcropping. Hugh's trail goes up the divide from Saddle 3150. Stay to right of outcropping until one gets to this pass. There is a large duct at the pass where the trail crosses to the left side of the the outcropping. Hugh was on our hike so he set us streight.

10 people started and 10 people made the peak. We had several falls going down ridge but none serious. The fall color was beautiful. This hike could be difficult to impossible after a heavy rain.

Participants: HUGH BLANCHARD, DAN BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, WINNETTE BUTLER (no relation to Dan), ROBERT YOUNG, KYLE MCDONALD, BARBARA GUERIN, ERICH FICKLE.


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