Wright Mountain, Pine Mountain #1, Dawson Peak
By: Luella Martin
Leaders: Luella Martin, Virgil Bayless
My scheduled assistant, Bob Wright, decided that bicycling was more important than climbing three of the Hundred Peaks including his namesake. Therefore, I enlisted fellow Rio Hondo evening hike leader, Virgil Bayless.
Then, the week before the hike, I get a phone call from another Bob Wright. He wanted to go on my hike because he wanted to climb Wright Mountain and meet Bob Wright, the leader. So we had a Mr. Wright on Wright Mountain after all. Everything was all right.
Sixteen of us met by 7:00AM at Pomona. We barely had enough room on Towne Ave for the cars. We decided we need a better eastern carpool point. We carpooled to the junction of the Blueridge Road and Hwy 2. We left two more cars there since parking is very limited at the Pine/Dawson trailhead and because Jim Fugimoto and Curtis Kielsmeier wanted to go back to LA via La Cañada.
We had just arrived at the trailhead when Minor White, Aaron Renn, and Ann Murray arrived from south Orange County. They were surprised they had connected with us. So we were 19.
I lead Wright Mountain first. Then we started up Pine and Dawson. We had brunch on Pine and lunch on Dawson. Ann Murray announced that Pine was here 99th Peak and Dawson was her 101st. New math?
The front of the group was back at the cars by 2:00PM. Two carloads went on to do Circle and Gobblers Knob. The rest decided that three was enough.
Thanks to Virgil for his patient assistance, especially in helping one newcomer down the other Devil's Backbone.
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