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Joined: 29 Jan 2007
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|On 4th of July, I took my group to Pk. 4,504'. It's a short hike that would leave time for partying later, plus it has a flag on top which I figured was appropriate for the holiday. I had 2 takers for this hike, willing to brave the steep & somewhat overgrown trail to the top of this lesser-visited peak.
On the way up:
While we were on the summit relaxing & having a snack & conversation, one of my companions said "What was that?" They both had heard what sounded like a tin roof rattling down in the valley, where there were some houses. I hadn't heard it since I was eating &/or talking (maybe both!) @ the time. Checking the news later we found out that an earthquake struck @ approximately that same time....though none of us felt it.
On the way down:
We wound up trying a different Mexican restaurant on the way back, but it was lame (no margs, to say the least).
Home is where the hiking is.
"Peaks that have come and gone four times should halt a man in his steps." -- William O. Douglas
A balanced diet is a margarita in each hand.