Correction to Secor, Mount Reinstein
by Craig Clarence
After walking up Goddard Canyon, we climbed Mt. Reinstein, which was easy
class 2 from Martha Lake. Then the real fun began. David Harris, whose cross
country ideas got more "creative" as he became delirious from insufficient
calories, came up with a decent down the drainage south of Mt. Reinstein to
the Middle Fork of the Kings River. Unknown territory, several thousand
foot drop, at least 10 miles. I was powerless to resist.
This canyon is unnamed, but contains Goddard Creek. The first 6 miles or
so are rough but OK, compared with what faced us below. The last 3 miles
before the Kings River contained extremely heavy bushwacking, through chest
high manzanita and thorn bushes, often forcing us to stumble down in the
now raging creek. This route involves heavy losses of skin and morale, and
I can't think of a good reason for any human being to be there.
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