Waterman Mountain


By: Jon Sheldon

Leaders: Jon Sheldon, Ruth Feldon

This hike was scheduled to celebrate the first birthday of our son, Benjy. We figured that since we were married on a hike, why not continue the tradition and have a "Benjy's #1" hike.

Even though it was a very busy weekend for HPS trips, 32 people showed up at the La Cañada carpool point. We carpooled to the usual starting point for Waterman where Ruth handed out chocolate chip muffins to each hiker. (We didn't want to have to carry a big cake to the summit.) We had a leisurely stroll to the peak where we had a potluck peak-nic. A surprise latecomer was Pathfinder Joe Young, who bagged the peak by hiking directly from Cloudburst Summit. Lots of good stuff was put on the tablecloth and a good time was had by all (except Benjy who was lethargic due to having gotten his one-year immunizations the day before). An uneventful hike down the peak and we were back to the cars at 3:15.

Benjy says "Thanks to everyone who showed up".

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