By: Lloyd Balsam
The Memorial Day trip to Mt. Keynot in the Inyos (el. 11,127') was characterized by rather constant and unusually beautiful views of e freshly snow covered. Sierras in the not too distant distance! Most of the 21 who followed leader Niles Werner carried anywhere from two to six quarts of water for the long climb to the campsite only to find a trickling (trickling, that is!) stream at the spot. The water there while not comparable to gushing Sierra streams was drinkable and was a welcome surprise to the few who neglected to prepare themselves per the leader's instructions. The summit view was very inspiring with Saline Valley to the east and snowy Sierra peaks to the west.
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