Album: Iron Mtn & Iron/Baldy Traverse


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
2/4/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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2/4/2006 5:38:52 AM
Starting the hike up the road to Heaton Flat. 5:38am. 
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2/4/2006 5:46:29 AM
Heaton Flat 
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2/4/2006 6:12:35 AM
6:12am. I have reached the ridge. 
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2/4/2006 6:36:09 AM
Shortly before sunrise on the Heaton Flat trail 
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2/4/2006 6:36:24 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:38:29 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:38:45 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:43:02 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:43:06 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:43:13 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:43:20 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:44:23 AM
 
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The trail up to Iron Mountain follows a long ridge as seen here. 
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2/4/2006 6:48:27 AM
Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 6:48:56 AM
Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 6:49:52 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:50:39 AM
Sunrise on Baden-Powell 
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2/4/2006 6:53:19 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:53:42 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:53:47 AM
 
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2/4/2006 6:56:09 AM
An unwanted hitchiker 
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2/4/2006 7:02:13 AM
Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 7:03:40 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:04:00 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:15:16 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:15:32 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:15:50 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:18:02 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:21:23 AM
7:21am. Junction with the Allison Trail. 
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2/4/2006 7:32:10 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:32:17 AM
 
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2/4/2006 7:34:00 AM
Just past the Allison trail junction the trail gets loose and steep 
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2/4/2006 7:50:55 AM
Rattlesnake Peak 
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2/4/2006 7:51:01 AM
Rattlesnake Peak 
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2/4/2006 7:59:26 AM
Continuing up the ridge to Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 8:07:37 AM
Rattlesnake Peak. The hike up to this HPS peak is similar to Iron Mountain except that there is more brush. 
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2/4/2006 8:07:44 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:07:53 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:20:50 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:26:35 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:33:55 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:36:15 AM
Mount Baldy as seen from the Iron Mountain trail 
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2/4/2006 8:36:39 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:36:49 AM
Iron/Baldy ridge  
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2/4/2006 8:45:54 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:57:16 AM
 
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2/4/2006 8:57:22 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:03:01 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:04:44 AM
Approaching the summit of Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 9:06:00 AM
Summit of Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 9:06:20 AM
9:06am. Summit of Iron Mountain. It took 3 hrs 28 mins which included a 10-15 min break. 
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2/4/2006 9:06:27 AM
Summit cairn on Iron Mountain and Mount Baldy in the background 
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2/4/2006 9:06:59 AM
Mount Baden-Powell (rear) 
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2/4/2006 9:07:04 AM
Closer shot of Baden-Powell 
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2/4/2006 9:07:21 AM
Rattlesnake Peak 
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2/4/2006 9:07:38 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:07:42 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:07:49 AM
The Iron/Baldy ridge 
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2/4/2006 9:07:49 AM
Dang! Jim beat me by 9 minutes! Guess I shouldn't have taken than 10 minute break. 
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Cougar sighting! 
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2/4/2006 9:07:49 AM
 
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Didn't notice it at the time but this register was placed by Eric and Alan Kleinsasser 
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2/4/2006 9:07:49 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:20:47 AM
Mount Baden-Powell 
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2/4/2006 9:20:54 AM
Ross Mountain. This HPS peak is reached by hiking up and over Mt Baden-Powell from the north and returning back the same way. 
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2/4/2006 9:21:00 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:21:10 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:21:14 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:21:24 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:21:31 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:21:42 AM
Mount Baldy from the West 
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2/4/2006 9:21:48 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:22:01 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:22:09 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:22:35 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:25:05 AM
9:25am. Time for the Iron/Baldy traverse. 
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2/4/2006 9:27:38 AM
Looking back at Iron Mtn 
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2/4/2006 9:27:58 AM
The ridge begins to narrow 
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2/4/2006 9:29:18 AM
Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 9:29:29 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:29:45 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:32:35 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:37:17 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:40:24 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:42:30 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:46:09 AM
There are some interesting sections along the Iron/Baldy ridge. 
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2/4/2006 9:54:02 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:58:05 AM
 
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2/4/2006 9:59:38 AM
 
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2/4/2006 10:01:15 AM
 
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2/4/2006 10:10:23 AM
Mount Baden-Powell (rear) 
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2/4/2006 10:10:31 AM
 
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2/4/2006 10:11:29 AM
 
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2/4/2006 10:12:37 AM
Approaching Gun-Sight Notch 
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Approaching Gun-Sight Notch 
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An interesting portion of the Iron-Baldy travere 
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Someone left a short rope here but it's not really needed 
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2/4/2006 10:51:12 AM
 
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2/4/2006 10:51:21 AM
 
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2/4/2006 11:19:40 AM
Oh wonderful. Buckthorn brush. 
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2/4/2006 11:19:47 AM
Hmmmmm. Brush or snow? Guess I'll figure out which way to go when I get there. 
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2/4/2006 11:19:57 AM
 
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2/4/2006 11:21:03 AM
Too much fun. 
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2/4/2006 11:24:29 AM
 
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2/4/2006 11:56:29 AM
At first I headed left to avoid the brush, but without crampons the icy snow was too slippery to stand on. The only way across was to search around for weaknesses using embedded stones or holes. This was something of a mental exercise trying to plot a course. 
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2/4/2006 12:08:18 PM
These snow patches look so innocent but were fiendishly hard and icy. 
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2/4/2006 12:13:06 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:13:53 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:15:56 PM
Ok. Enough with the snow. Maybe the brush will be better. I am forced to pick between the lesser of two evils. 
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2/4/2006 12:20:50 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:26:27 PM
Looking back toward the Iron/Baldy ridge. Iron Mtn is to the left and Mt Baden-Powell is visible in the far right. 
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2/4/2006 12:40:43 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:41:06 PM
Pine Mountain (left of center) and Dawson Peak (right of center) 
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2/4/2006 12:41:11 PM
Pine Mountain 
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2/4/2006 12:45:31 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:49:59 PM
 
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Bighorn Sheep. There were at least five of them. 
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2/4/2006 12:53:53 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:53:56 PM
 
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2/4/2006 12:58:35 PM
Working my way up toward West Baldy 
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2/4/2006 1:02:33 PM
Snow on the north side of West Baldy 
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2/4/2006 1:05:02 PM
Looking back at Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 1:05:11 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:05:20 PM
Working my way up the final portion of the ridge 
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2/4/2006 1:10:22 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:10:50 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:20:42 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:25:30 PM
The summit of Mount Baldy is now visible as I pass over West Baldy 
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Mount Baldy 
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Just a few minutes from the summit 
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2/4/2006 1:41:37 PM
1:41pm. Summit of Mount Baldy. 
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2/4/2006 1:41:44 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:42:06 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:42:11 PM
West Baldy 
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2/4/2006 1:42:15 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:43:35 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:43:51 PM
 
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Summit of Mount Baldy 
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2/4/2006 1:45:16 PM
 
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2/4/2006 1:53:43 PM
Mount Baldy as seen from West Baldy 
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2/4/2006 1:56:39 PM
Fortunately this icy snow was low angle and had some texture which gave me just enough grip to keep my balance. 
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2/4/2006 1:59:01 PM
 
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2/4/2006 2:00:09 PM
 
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2/4/2006 2:58:50 PM
 
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2/4/2006 3:12:55 PM
 
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2/4/2006 3:15:51 PM
More buckthorn. The fun never ends. 
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2/4/2006 3:16:41 PM
 
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2/4/2006 4:13:36 PM
 
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2/4/2006 4:34:08 PM
 
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2/4/2006 5:04:03 PM
 
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2/4/2006 5:08:59 PM
It will be dark soon. 
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2/4/2006 5:14:39 PM
Iron Mountain 
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2/4/2006 5:21:55 PM
5:21pm. Summit of Iron Mountain. 
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2/4/2006 5:22:04 PM
One last look at Mount Baldy before it gets dark. 
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2/4/2006 5:22:15 PM
 
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2/4/2006 5:35:31 PM
 
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2/4/2006 6:43:33 PM
 
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2/4/2006 7:45:02 PM
 
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2/4/2006 8:09:35 PM
8:09pm. Seems much the same as it did when I started. Dark! 
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2/4/2006 8:09:35 PM
Almost stepped on this millipede shortly before arriving back at my car. 
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2/4/2006 8:09:35 PM
 
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2/4/2006 8:19:12 PM
Finished at last. 8:19pm.