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Hibox Mountain

  • Sun, Aug 10, 2014
  • Hibox Mountain
  • Scrambling

(August 9, 2014) Conditions were warm. Our party of 8 maintained a moderate pace with frequent water breaks to avoid overheating. We went the traditional route, turning right off trail 1313 after the second large open area at 3300 ft, 2.3 miles in. The boot path is currently well worn, making route finding very straightforward. Wild flowers were, for the most part, just past their peak. However, we were treated to the aerial acrobatics of two bald eagles. Obtaining the summit block presented some exciting rock scrambling opportunities. Once on top, we encountered a large swarm of winged insects presumably mating (flying ants/termites?). We opted for lunch 20 vertical feet below on nice flat slabs in the sun. 9 hours round trip.

 

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Tess Wendel
Tess Wendel says:
Mon, May 23, 2016 11:50 AM

<p>(August 9, 2014) Conditions were warm. Our party of 8 maintained a moderate pace with frequent water breaks to avoid overheating. We went the traditional route, turning right off trail 1313 after the second large open area at 3300 ft, 2.3 miles in. The boot path is currently well worn, making route finding very straightforward. Wild flowers were, for the most part, just past their peak. However, we were treated to the aerial acrobatics of two bald eagles. Obtaining the summit block presented some exciting rock scrambling opportunities. Once on top, we encountered a large swarm of winged insects presumably mating (flying ants/termites?). We opted for lunch 20 vertical feet below on nice flat slabs in the sun. 9 hours round trip.</p>