Sun, Feb 9, 2020
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Following our successful outing to Williams Peak, we were left to devise individual plans for the next day since we didn't really have a common objective we could settle on. I decided on two fairly easy peaks around the Leonard Lake Reserve where we were staying and then getting a jump on the four hour drive home.
The summit has a fantastically open view, unlike most of the forested summits in the area. Of course the views aren't all that fantastical - they're mostly a series of convoluted forest ridges and drainages looking off in all directions. There is a small circle of rocks like a fire pit in the spacious summit area, a set of nested cans holding the register left by the others back in November. Interestingly, there were two other parties having visited shortly afterwards. After descending back down the ladders and trail, I initially thought I'd follow it to see where it goes. Unfortunately it doesn't go down the north side where I'd come from, but seens to follow the ridge to the east and southeast. So I went back down to the top of the old road I'd followed and thought I'd see if that offered a better way down to Reeves Canyon Rd. I was able to follow it most of the way down before I came upon evidence of vehicle traffic, most likely ATVs. The traffic is fairly light, but I didn't want to continue down to the back of someone's homestead, especially if they have dogs. With about 400ft to go, I turned left and returned to the original route I'd started up, intersecting right where the original road had turned to trail. There were no fences crossed the whole time, so it may all be the same property owner(s), or not, hard to say. I'll leave that to Sean to try and figure out, especially since it might prove a better route than trying to maintain a trail up these steep slopes.
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