Old Dad Mountain

2-Nov-96 (List Finish)

By: Rich Gnagy


Most of us camped at the junction 1.7 miles in from Kelbaker Rd. and left for the roadhead shortly after 8:00 a.m. On the way in we were met by those who camped closer to the trailhead. Twenty five climbers did the summit on a beautiful desert day in shirtsleeve weather. We had a leisurely stay on the summit drinking Champagne, enjoying the view, snacking, and taking pictures, including group shots of the 10 list finishers and group shots of 24 of the participants. The other member of the party, Pete Yamagata, had to take pictures for everyone else and missed being in the group shots. Thanks Pete for taking so many great pictures. Patty Kline presented me with a DPS list finisher pin. What a nice surprise. Thank you Patty.

When the Champagne was gone we moved the party down to an excellent campsite to where we were able to get all the vehicles including those with 2WD. The happy hour, outstanding food, and campfire lasted well into the night.

Thanks to all those who were able to come and help me celebrate, and special thanks to all those who provided all the excellent food, and thanks to Greg Roach for helping lead the trip.

Those attending other than the leaders were my son John Gnagy, Mirna Roach. Julie Rush, Jack Wickel, Neal Scott, Gary Craig, Igor and Suzanne Mamedalin, Larry and Barbie Tidball, Pete Yamagata, Dave and Elaine Baldwin, Patty Kline. Carol Snyder, Steve Nardi, Scot Jamison, Mary Motherall, Fred Smith, Dennis Richards, Mark Bender, and Maris and Anna Valkass.

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