By: Miles Brubacher
From the Angeles Chapter Schedule
From the December 1956 issue of Southern Sierran
SIERRA PEAKS SECTION
OWENS PEAK (8,475 ft.) Leader: Miles Brubacher, Asst. Leader: Pat Meixner
On Nov. 11 (1956) forty-six people met at the Homestead Café on Hwy. 395 for the climb of Owens Peak.
We caravanned in towards the peak on a dirt road and finally, in spite of stalled cars and wrong roads, we all gathered for the hike. It was a beautiful mild day. The climb is short, and people were practically strung out along the whole route. Of the 46 people who started out, 32 made the summit.
About the time the first group got to the top of the peak, we were buzzed by a low-flying plane which circled around for quite a while. I'm sure the pilot was Ray Van Aken from China Lake.
We had planned on getting down early to the cars, but because of the late start and the slowness of the group, the last few people reached their cars after dark.
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