Nov 24, 2023
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I then got back on SR58 and drove east to the next exit at Cameron Canyon Rd, where the PCT crosses SR58. This is where I had started on that first effort. The distance is about 2mi each way to the summit, with nearly 2,000ft of gain. The first half mile is steep cross-country to reach the network of roads that service the many windmills found here. There are no cactus or other concerning plants that might be a problem if navigating in the dark. I was happy to find the route held no surprises and I made good time in reaching the summit by 4:45p, only minutes after official sunset time. The sun had set sometime earlier behind hills to the west, but there was still plenty of light while I took a few photos looking about the southern tip of the Southern Sierra. I found the 1926 benchmarkat the highpoint, nicely spared the intrusion of the telecom installations found nearby. On the way down, I did a slow jog going downhill to help get myself down while I still had sufficient light for the cross-country portion at the bottom. I finished up around 5:30p, a total of an hour and three quarters for the outing. It was getting dark when I finished up, but the moon provided ample light that I didn't need to use a headlamp as long as I went slow enough. I took a shower at the TH when I finished before continuing on to Barstow where I would get dinner and spend the night nearby.
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