Keynot Peak, New York Butte


By: Parker Severson


On April 9-10 Walt Mitchell and Lee Owings led the DPS Knapsack trip to these two high summits of the Inyo Range. Starting from Dead Mule Spring, 23 knapsackers made the summit of New York Butte (10,620 ft.). About 12 hardy souls continued on along the summit ridge for some six miles north to Keynot Peak. The others returned to Dead Mule Spring. Eight determined climbers made the top of Keynot. The return was made via the steep trail to French's Spring. The trip is a strenuous one, but the unforgettable panorama of the mighty Sierra across Owens Valley to the west makes all the effort well worth while.

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