8 responses

  1. Marco
    November 21, 2012

    Phil,
    Ha, ha…Bushwacks aren’t supposed to be planned:-) Especially without any prior knowlege of the terrain details. I think some of the topo maps are HIGHLY zoomable. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=24730
    I think I might have taken the “herd” path you can just make out on the satelite pic, there.
    (Almost due west of the lower south twin knob…) Then follow the ridge.

    • Earlylite
      November 21, 2012

      No herd path as far as I could see. But I had the opportunity to bring home a nice christmas tree, although in very small pieces. My pockets/pack are filled with bushwhack debris. You are enjoying this too much. :-)

  2. Mike Arthur
    November 21, 2012

    Philip- Sounds like a great hike anyways. Have you seen CalTopo.com? It doesn’t have vegetation density, but does have a slope angle shading topo overlay which I love. I also like being able to toggle to historic maps and see old roads and trails. You can also make your own maps. Totally awesome site.

    • Earlylite
      November 21, 2012

      I use mappingsupport.com and trailsnh.com. But mostly I like real maps.

  3. Tom Murphy
    November 22, 2012

    Any thought of approaching from the drainage to the south? Maybe make use one of the slides?

    • Earlylite
      November 22, 2012

      It was really steep from the north. I think next time we’ll approach from Zealand hut via the Twinway. I noticed that slide on the south face of the ridge the other day – hadn’t seen it before on the map. It’s a possibility, but I think the Twinway route will be a lot easier.

  4. Dan (DMOutdoors)
    November 27, 2012

    Philip, Very nice write-up. I greatly enjoyed the hike and the good company. It was nice to finally connect and converse about some of hikes and gear. Knowing what we know now, getting back there shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I was still pulling twigs out of my pack a couple of days ago. That stuff was thick going over the knob. It was a nice prelude to winter hiking, and the views on South Twin in both the AM and PM were enough to make it all good. I will get to my report and pictures from the hike this week.

  5. Earlylite
    November 27, 2012

    Absolutely, plus in Trailwright’s tradition we now have an excuse to hike the same peak from a different direction and on a different trail.

    You wouldn’t believe the amount of wood I brought home. There must have been 2-3 inches of sticks in my pack pockets!

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