Finally! The weather cooperated with plans for a Graduation climb of Thielsen. Unfortunately only two could join me. (Another trip is scheduled for the end of the month.) We camped at the PCT trailhead (near Crater Lake NP) to avoid the mosquitoes. Umm, it’s a nicer spot than the Mt. Thielsen trailhead, but the little blood suckers are everywhere!
In the morning we drove to the Thielsen trailhead and started hiking under the full moon at about 5 am (half an hour before sunrise.) We were on top by 10, enjoying clear views from Mt. Jefferson to Mt. Shasta. After an extended stay on top we reversed the route and returned to the lowlands where we met other parties headed up the mountain, including a through-hiker‒low snowfall in the Sierras has allowed them to get to our area several weeks earlier than normal.Members: Wayne Deeter, Frank Chemotti. Nonmembers: Jessica Kieras.
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