KENNEDY MOUNTAIN (11,433') October 12-13, 1991

Being a regularly scheduled SPS climb, two of us carpooled from Northern California to meet the group from the south, Friday night. Meeting at the Lewis Creek Trailhead, we shortly started up the trail to this climb of Kennedy Mountain, a peak on the SPS list. It was fall, so there were some colors. We had some good gain to get to our base camp.

It was decided to try climbing Mt. Harrington, a class 3 peak. We progressed up the trail, and caught a sight of the peak. It didn't look too easy, and we ran short of time. Resting by a high mountain lake, we started back to our base camp. We enjoyed a nice campfire, and one fellow had gone past us to attempt Harrington, to hike back in the dark without a flashlight, by him.

The next morning dawned peacefully, and we started hiking up the trail towards our goal. We took the easy class 2 terrain nicely, and topped out in the morning. The views were nice, and I shuttered the vistas. The fall weather was perfect, and we did not need warm clothes, with little wind. There was a register.

Hiking back down, we enjoyed the sights of more fall colors, packed up our gear, and started back down the trail. We got back to our cars at a good hour, and thusly motored home, ending another great and glorious weekend in the High Sierra.