Indian Head 2013-08-03

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Indian Head 2013-08-03

New postby kennykb » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:22 pm

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View south from Indian Head by ke9tv, on Flickr

Things are finally settled enough on the home front that I managed to get out and hike on Saturday. Did Indian Head (solo, because I was getting out on short notice and didn't find anyone to bring along). Bluebird-perfect weather. Trip report with more pictures over at http://dftscript.blogspot.com/2013/08/indian-head-mountain-2013-08-03.html.
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Re: Indian Head 2013-08-03

New postby mike » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Glad to hear that you are back out there. I usually do Indianhead the other way. I think it is easier. It was a nice weekend to be out hiking. I did a small hike on Saturday. I had planned on hiking on Sunday, but didn't.
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Re: Indian Head 2013-08-03

New postby mtnclimber » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:27 am

Nice trip report (even if I have to click the link). Those blueberries look mighty fine! I forgot that they have blueberries on IH and Twin. Over the past month the weather has been less then great, so I haven't been paying attention. I totally missed it. This past Sunday would have been a great day to go hiking.

Nothing wrong with solo hiking. Just need a plan if something happens. Hiking solo on a trail is pretty safe. Lots of traffic. A little more critical in the winter.
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Re: Indian Head 2013-08-03

New postby kennykb » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:50 am

mike wrote:Glad to hear that you are back out there. I usually do Indianhead the other way. I think it is easier. It was a nice weekend to be out hiking. I did a small hike on Saturday. I had planned on hiking on Sunday, but didn't.


To each his own. I'd rather take the scrambles up than down. It's easier to read my foot placement, and less wear and tear on my knees. (I have old injuries in both of them.)

The tree in the corkscrew chimney has shifted again. The easiest way up looks to be, squeeze under the tree, climb the crack until you're on top of the tree, and then mantel up the left-hand side (trying to avoid going over the cliff with the final lunge). I don't know what the heck we'll all do when that tree finally rots away entirely.
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Re: Indian Head 2013-08-03

New postby mtnclimber » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:22 pm

I've done it both ways. I don't like climbing up the corkscrew.
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