By: Parker Severson
A party of 12 hikers under the leadership of George Wallerstein and Walter Mitchell, reached the cold snow-covered summit of Manly Peak (7190 ft.) in the southern Panamints on the week-end of January 22 - 23. This was the first DPS trip to this peak. The climb was made via a route up Coyote canyon on the western slope. The party camped at 3500 ft. in the canyon. Sunday morning the group picked their way up a steep trailless ridge for some 3000 feet. The last portion of the climb involved a good deal of wading through deep snow. Some rope work was necessary on the summit pinnacle. George is of the opinion that this peak merits a place on the official list of qualifying peaks.
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