A surprise on Moses Mountain
Deep in the Golden Trout Wilderness is a rock scramble called Moses Mountain. Chapter leaders Virgil Shields and Ann Pedreschi summited the peak in the Western Sierra on July 24 -- and discovered more than gorgeous views and a great climb.
The peak register was marked as "Sierra Club Register No. 102" and indicated that it was placed there by the Sierra Peaks Section of the Sierra Club on June 16, 1963.
And then there were some very familiar names. Longtime leader and Chapter volunteer Lori Ives as well as Jerry Keating and John W. Robinson, author of the
hiking bible "Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels" and other hiking and history books.
Here are some photos from the trip -- of the peak and the registers.
Photos: (from the top) Ann Pedreschi en route to Moses Mountain.
Two views of the peak register: The front page (left) and signatures of some longtime Angeles Chapter members (right).
The view from Moses Mountain.
Photos courtesy Virgil Shields.