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.

The information in these pages is provided by interested volunteers and has not been field checked. R.J. Secor, The Mountaineers and the Sierra Club are in no way responsible for the accuracy of any route advice on this web site. Safe climbers must be able to understand the terrain and topography of the area they travel in, and they must make wise route finding choices based on their own knowledge, experience and observations.