Album: Mt Lukens, Silver on the Side


Category
Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
9/8/2007 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Hiking up the Stone Canyon trail to Mount Lukens. 
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Summit of Mount Lukens 
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Antenna farm on the summit of Mount Lukens 
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We stop for a short break near the summit of Mount Lukens -- couldn't find the summit register 
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This is the drop-in point for Silver on the Side (a 3A IV rated canyon) 
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Near the top it's barely a gully 
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First rappel 
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Mike on the 100 foot rappel 
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One of several bush anchors 
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Remnants of an abandoned pot farm 
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Mike gazes down at the next two awesome rappels (a 120 footer followed by a 180 footer) 
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Looking down toward the bridge below Big Tujunga dam 
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Mike begins the 120 foot vertical rappel 
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double rope rappel 
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Anchor for the 120 foot rappel is a manzanita bush 
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Mike at the base of the 120 foot rappel 
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The anchor for the 180 foot monster rappel is another bush. Just reaching the anchor is a challenge in itself. 
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Mike prepares to descend down the 180 foot double rope rappel 
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This photo gives some scale to the size of the rappel. Note that there is still more not shown off the bottom of the photo. 
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A short rappel 
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Ouch! 
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Mill Creek 
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We arrive back at the picnic parking lot at 2:53pm