Kagel Mountain 3537 ft (W6 CT-170), 23 December 2013

This was a nice 3 mile walk up a dirt road over rolling hills. The weather was beautiful and the views were great. Kagel Mountain is a few miles south and east of Los Pinetos (F2 Benchmark). Started from Dillon Pass at about 0730. Went west along the dirt road. To the east on the…

Late Autumn on Mt. Williamson (W6 CT-011) 2 December 2013

Was thinking of trying either Mt. Williamson or Throop Peak. When I got to Islip Saddle, Throop looked like it had more snow than I wanted to deal with (it is 1000 feet higher than Williamson). I brought ice axe and crampons just in case. Welcome to the sky!   A bit of snow but…