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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#5,#6 Mt. Eisenhower (and Pierce)

#5, 6. Mts. Eisenhower (4780') and Pierce (4310') June 1, 2008 via Edmands Path to Crawford Path.
Mileage:  6.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 2750'

Trailhead: Clinton Road parking area (diagonally across from Highland Center).

Lesson learned: Stop and put bug repellent on!

Hiked with Rich Eileen, Art, Charlotte, Marie, and David. Went the Edmands Path, Loop and Crawford Path trails. Weather was sunny and comfortable with a gray cloud here and there.

Toward the top there were a few patches of snow.  It was cold at the top but clear with beautiful views. 
Snow close to Mt. Eisenhower's summit
Beautiful views.
Skies were threatening and we hiked to Pierce (Clinton), seeing some alpine flowers.  

Hiking poles on Mt. Pierce
Heading down Crawford Path back to the Highland Center we were inundated with black flies.

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