Correction to Secor, Mount Muir
by Jim Ramaker
After a rest, I turned to the day's next challenge -- Mt. Muir (14,015),
about 1 1/2 miles down the trail. The summit is only 200 feet above the
trail, and finding it is the first problem -- Secor recommends taking a
compass bearing to locate it among a bunch of other pinnacles and rock
piles. A simpler way is to hike down for 30 minutes or so and look for a
200-foot high peak to the left of the trail and a 10-foot high pinnacle
to the right.
The first 150 feet of the climb is just scree, but don't underestimate
this peak. The last 50 feet is tricky and exposed, with a death fall
possible as you move across a high downsloping ledge. Secor's
description is helpful -- the other descriptions I looked at including
"California 14'ers" are worthless.
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