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Winston Ridge to Pt. 6850

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:33 am    Post subject: Winston Ridge to Pt. 6850  Reply with quote

Went out for a visit to Winston Ridge yesterday. From Cloudburst, I followed the use trail up over the top of Winston Peak, dropped down the northeast side to the saddle just north of Pt. 6903, contoured west around that point, then jumped on the ridge and followed it out to Pt. 6850. Short TR and some pics here: http://wildsouthland.blogspot.com.../winston-ridge-to-point-6850.html






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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's such a tranquil area.

What is the discoloration in the second pic? Is that some kind of fire retardant? I saw a big section of Bell Ridge in the Santa Anas painted that color with a helicopter taking off/landing. I think they were practicing with fire fighting or rescues.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tekewin wrote:
What is the discoloration in the second pic? Is that some kind of fire retardant?


Yeah, it's Phos-Chek on the Pleasant View Ridge. It must be from the fire Sean got a pic of on his recent trip to Barley Flats.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Btw teke, I wonder if you're somehow related to the name-sake of Winston Peak/Ridge?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Summitpost:

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The ridge on which this peak is located bears the name of a Pasadena banker who lost his life in a blizzard while on a hunting trip at the turn of the previous century. In the 1890ís, it is said that deer and bear were plentiful in Cooper Canyon, to the east of Winston Ridge. Mr. Winstonís frozen remains were discovered in 1900 on the neighboring ridge, whose high point was named Winston Peak.


I am not a descendant of this banker. But, it is possible that someday my frozen remains might be found nearby. There are many worse places to end up.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tekewin wrote:
...it is possible that someday my frozen remains might be found nearby. There are many worse places to end up.


Yeah, you might spontaneously burst into flames dayhiking Anza-Borrego during a summer heat wave. Fire or ice, baby!
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