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"Is that Boney Peak? Is that one Boney Mountain?" It's a mystery to many, but today it will be solved. The whole mountain range is Boney Mountain, but there's only one Boney Peak, reached by trailblazing through brush, and a rock scramble to the top.
I've been led to what has been called, "Boney Peak or Summit," but we actually went to Big Dome (2,900'), north-east of Tripeaks, just off the trail up from Danielson Monument (that Rutted Road/Gully Trail).
So here's your chance to get to the elusive Boney Peak (2,830')--you'll be on the real McCoy! It's in a completely different area from Big Dome, on the other side near the actual summit and highest point--Sandstone Peak (3,111').
We'll also go to the summit, and a few other rocky outcroppings.
Karin on top of Boney Peak with Sandstone Peak in the background. From our 11/16/10 hike.
This hike is best described in pics, so check out a previous outing:
Every year we take a different route ... so there will be something new for you too.
Trailblazing? Exploratory? Bushwacking? Yes, yes, yes ... it's a triple treat!
Estimated Stats: 8-11 miles/2,500-2,800'.
Kelly, Camille, Cyndee, with Boney Peak in the background. From our 9/10/10 hike.
Pace: Sometimes 3mph moving average, as slow as 1mph when exploring, leisurely in general, with lots of stops for photos, wildlife, views, and a rest stop on top of all the rocky outcroppings.
Level: This hike will suit you if you if you've done trailblazing with me before, or if you want to try it for the first time. There's an easy class 3 rock scramble to get to the top of Boney Peak. It's like climbing up a 12 foot ladder, but you don't have to do that part.
Time: Arrive earlier and be ready to leave promptly at 9:00AM.
Meeting Place: Will be emailed to participants.
Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, first aid kit, the 10 essentials, gloves. Optional: camera, trekking poles if you like using them.
Wear: Layers/jacket (it can get chilly), lug soles/hiking shoes, hat. For trailblazing: long pants and sleeves, gloves (gardening gloves are fine). Your clothes may get ripped, but better them than you.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome if they can handle the stats/description. They must be leashed in this area. Bring water for your dog.
I'm bringing friends as guests, but everyone else: No guests or "plus ones" please. For liability reasons we must have everyone join the group, and agree to the standard Meetup "Terms of Service", especially section 6.2, here (http://www.meetup.com/terms/). Do not show up for this hike if you're not on the "Attending" list.
No "no shows." Directions will not be sent to you if you've been a "no show" at any Meetup.
Some other rocks to explore.