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Rocko1
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1/20/2020
Rocko1
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Talked the wife and daughter into a hike on Sunday to upper Oriflame Creek and mountain. What I failed to mention that it involved some bushwhacking. We parked off S1 at the Lucky Five Ranch gate, crossed S1 and walked down the jeep road to a spot we could find a path to Oriflame North Peak.

Left the road and made our way up to the saddle between the north and south Oriflame peaks.


North peak register. These peaks don’t see much traffic, a visitor every 6 months or so.



Great views from here.

Video-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVgq2JuCnzs&feature=youtu.be


We then followed the ridge south to the southern peak. The brush is really coming back strong and there is no trail. Just find path of least resistance.


Took a break at the top.


From here we just went west to connect back to the jeep road. This was the thickest brush. Slow going.
Before heading back we explored the sandy creek bottom. Found some pottery pieces. Was really excited-first time seeing this.


This looked like the top lip of a bowl.




Headed back up the road. Older Chevy truck.


View from the top is pretty nice. So many peaks in this picture. San Gorgonio, San Jacinto, Chariot, Granite, Toro, Rabbit, Villager, Whale. I am sure I am missing a few.


Link to album. https://imgur.com/a/5j6Ud9q

6.5 miles total. 1,400ft gain. I would like to follow the creek down to desert sometime when the water is flowing.


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Britain
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1/20/2020
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Nice, great weather also.

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1/20/2020
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You get any ticks?/ They seem to be abundant this year, I got one going up Sunset Mtn last weekend and that was mostly all boulders.

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Rocko1
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1/20/2020
Rocko1
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dsefcik wrote:
You get any ticks?/ They seem to be abundant this year, I got one going up Sunset Mtn last weekend and that was mostly all boulders.

Surprisingly no ticks. I treat my shoes/pants/shirt/pack with Sawyer permethrin every month also. I constantly checked and saw none. We didn't use any game trails for what it's worth. Last year my brother had 2 or 3 near Lizard Wash and we hardly got near any brush at all. I have considered sending my hiking clothes to Insect Shield. That supposedly lasts 70 washes.
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deborah
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1/23/2020
deborah
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Nice, thanks for posting!
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