Ascent of Boy Scout Peak on 2016-05-22
|Date:||Sunday, May 22, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Boy Scout Peak|
| Elevation:||3240 ft / 987 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDistance: 11 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 2550 ft / 2535 ft
Moving time: 4:19
Moving speed: 2.5 mph
Led my hiking group up Sitton Peak 5 years ago, but that was before I had a GPS, before Shelly, and before Boy Scout Peak was in the database. So here we go round 2! Hiked out on the scenic Bear Ridge Trail. Summited Sitton first after checking out the wreckage of just the rotor from a Bell Textron AH-1T Super Cobra that crashed in 1986. Then climbed Boy Scout Peak and went to all 3 summits, with Peakbagger being the middle one and LOJ being the 3rd and northernmost. Returned on the Bear Canyon trail. Beautiful day with puffy white clouds and cool breeze in the 60's. The wildflowers were out in force. Stopped to take lots of photos and saw many I knew including: golden yarrow, pearly everlasting, phlox, deerweed, black sage, white sage, salmon and red monkeyflower, buckwheat, blue dicks, pincushion, shoebuttons, splendid mariposa lily, encelia, penstemon, phacelia, parry's phacelia, caterpillar phacelia, gooseberry, virgin's bower, chile aster, mustard, wine cup clarkia, nightshade, baby blue eyes, and rare to see indian pink, chinese houses, and canchalagua.
Side note: Canchalagua is my favorite wildflower so I was very excited to see some fine specimens on the Bear Ridge Trail. Though you usually only see 1 or a few at a time, in the spring of 2011 after the last wet winter I saw fields of them at Silverwood Sanctuary.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Sitton Boy Scout|
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