Looks like Glenn got some customers for his Area 51 tour. There aren't many photographs on the net of what the hike looks like since most people have
a full pack on their back (plus tent and sleeping bag) and don't feel like digging out their camera to document the trip. Well, at least I don't.
I don't recall if I mentioned it here, but the road to Tikaboo is repaired. That is, the three really deep gullies are now filled with stone. Quite a
few trees have been cut too, making navigation easier. On my last trip, I didn't have to cut any wood for the campfire. Whomever cut the trees left
plenty of small branches.
I'll follow this up with a link to my "Tikaboo Horoscope" for October.
Assuming you have done it, think back to your first Tikaboo hike. I did it solo and couldn't follow the trail once I got to the campground at the
first false summit. Maybe your mileage varied. The flagging tape was a pretty recent addition. Years ago, all you had were cairns.
The hike from the camp ground at the first false summit up to the second false summit really can't be followed by GPS. You miss a turn, and you are
climbing some serious rocks.
Here is the Octoboer Tikaboo horoscope. If you are not familiar with this kind of document, it shows in my humble opinion the amount of test time
(that is, dark enough to do a test) on a particular day. The test time is for the day of the hike. Some days the actual dark period will be in the AM,
but it is listed for the day you did the hike.
According to the weather forecast, the higher elevations of the range will get snow Saturday night. I don't image this snow will be around long. What
you don't want to do is get caught on the dirt roads when their is rain in the forecast. Generally it is best to wait out the rain, then wait for the
desert to dry up. This isn't particularly dangerous, but you can waste a day or two doing nothing if you end up in the back country and a heavy rain
occurs. Carry extra food and water.
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