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Went up Granite yesterday, for the 3rd failed attempt to peak it. Got to the final base of the summit on the ridge line. Perhaps next time. I'm 63 perhaps leave this for the younger folk.

Always interested when passing through the G Redman mines along the way up. Gus Redmans brother Louie
Redman was an Assayer out of Julian. Louie found the first quartz gold mine in Chariot valley, this is the valley at Banner. The Redmans owed most of Banner.

Gus Redman riding a coach. That trail up Granite took some hard work. Picture SD historical.


Here's his marker at the Redman mines.



And his Final resting place the Julian cemetery .



I find looking into history fun!

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Thanks for posting. I really like whole Chariot canyon area. A great trip is going from Banner south al the way down to S2 via Rodriguez canyon. The mining history, the trails is just fantastic. The PCT. There is a neat Tourmaline out crop I used to visit. Gold panned the area in my past life time. Just small amounts of Gold dust. Too much work! Those old timers we tough! They named it Banner when surveyors mapping saw a Flag waving at the bottom of the grade. Don't worry about Granite Peak. You'll make it. It took me three times also. The first two times it was snowing. The next week after the storm was a perfect day and took off work and bagged it. BTW the normal climbers route is from the East side.
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Thanks for posting, that is a great area rich with history! I'm looking forward to climbing that thing soon.
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rockhopper wrote:
Thanks for posting. I really like whole Chariot canyon area. A great trip is going from Banner south al the way down to S2 via Rodriguez canyon. The mining history, the trails is just fantastic. The PCT. There is a neat Tourmaline out crop I used to visit. Gold panned the area in my past life time. Just small amounts of Gold dust. Too much work! Those old timers we tough! They named it Banner when surveyors mapping saw a Flag waving at the bottom of the grade. Don't worry about Granite Peak. You'll make it. It took me three times also. The first two times it was snowing. The next week after the storm was a perfect day and took off work and bagged it. BTW the normal climbers route is from the East side.
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Normal? haha I'm not. I'm really sore today. I'll need to get some steep stuff in and try again. Took me 3 times to do Jacumba from Montero. I think Granite is more taxing on the legs. Love to hear my breath..er gasping.

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In 2014 on the way down. Hiking down the ridge I came up I found a fireman's radio. Some time earlier this ridge burned up. There's a fire trail near the top that goes down for about 1/4 mile. I sat down on a rock to rest and spotted it. Radio is really toast. I guess hiking got me out of the Jeep. You certainly will find things other wont!

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