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From my starting point, I followed the continuing road to the west, at the edge of the mesa that drops south into the Baker Creek drainage. Peak 12,362ft rises straight ahead, on the edge of the Wilderness boundary. Where the road ends, I headed up the ridgeline, following this all the way to the summit, about an hour and a half all told from the start. It's all class 2 and the talus that covers the upper slopes can get pretty tedious - not one of the more memorable climbs. The summit offers some views of the Sierra Crest and the Palisades, but Sky Haven blocks much of it. More of the Sierra Crest can be seen to the west and northwest. Sugarloaf and Round Mtn can be seen to the east across Coyote Flat. A register was left here by Eva Pollan in 2014, the same person who'd left the register on Peak 9,070ft the previous day. It was surprisingly busy, with 9 pages of entries. My return followed much the same route, though I did drop off the ridge some to avoid some of the talus by aiming for the forested areas. It didn't seem any better in the end, however.
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