Airmen Peak – 4/5/2015

1504 Red Manzanita Leaves
Red leaves – Manzanita. April 2015.
1504 Sacred Datura
Sacred Datura below the Sun Spot Crags. April 2015.
1504 In the Saddle below Airmen Peak
Below Airmen Peak between Molino Canyon and the West Fork of Molino Canyon. April 2015.
1504 In the West Fork of Molino
In the West Fork of Molino. April 2015.

It was a busy day on the mountain so I decided on a less traveled destination – Airmen Peak. I suspected that there might be an nice path up the ridges between the Molino Basin Parking Area and the peak – I climbed past old mines to the Sun Spot Crags and then up onto the ridge – there were some nice moments on the ridge, but largely not a route I really need to repeat… Down into the West Fork of Molino (still water, and even a little flow, but stretches of dry canyon too) and then cross-country down a small drainage into Molino Canyon (water at the falls, drier than the West Fork) to finish the day. 5.6 miles, +/- 2100 feet of elecation gain and loss.

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