September 21-22, 1985
Started under heavy fog and light rain. Cleared up for camp at 7300 feet on the open north ridge of Little Brother. Quick dash to summit and back through occasional patches of six inch deep snow. Rick made it a real climb by ascending the prominent NW pinnacle. Sunset provided a splendid light show of colored clouds swirling around and below us.
In the morning we dropped off the ridge, hiked past Scott Camp to Arrowhead Lake, then out via Obsidian Loop past Obsidian Falls and down Obsidian Cliffs. Clear, blue Indian Summer weather.
This trip is proof that with a little effort the mobs can be avoided. If one hikes and camps only along the wilderness equivalent of freeways, (especially Interstate 2000) one should expect the wilderness equivalent of traffic jams. Getting off the beaten paths and trying “unlikely” campsites can net great rewards.
A fine trip! Hikers were Rick Ahrens, Mary Fulton, Lee Hatch, and leader Bert Ewing.