Ascent of Mount Siegel on 2016-11-12

Climber: Bob McLaughlin

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Mr. L
Marcus Sierra -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, November 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Siegel
    Elevation:9451 ft / 2880 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were chauffeured in style to this, my penultimate, Tahoe-Ogul peak. Not to say that the passengers weren't put to work on the way. During the worst stretches, we walked ahead of Dean, chucking problematic rocks off the road and breaking tree branches we thought might encroach. Of course, we couldn't get them all and occasionally we heard a horrible screeching sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. (Does the younger generation even know what that means?)

It was a pretty hairy drive and definitely pushed the limits of the Range Rover. Rollover seemed like a real possibility at several points, and we joked whether we'd be given a two-second audible alert beforehand to abandon ship.

The ATV folks were incredulous that we'd driven an SUV to the top of Oreana. As one said when we left, referring to Dean, "you have a very good friend." Indeed!
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