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Crafts Peak, Butler Peak (LO), Grays Peak

8 June 1968

By: How Bailey

Leader: How Bailey
Asst.: Sue Gleason

After an inauspicious start -- drizzle in the lowlands, and a frustrating pull up the Running Springs road behind some 10-mph trucks in the fog -- a beautiful day was enjoyed in the Big Bear area. We caravanned from Fawnskin around to the north side of Crafts, and climbed a steep but short ridge to the summit. On top, a number of unexpected celebrations materialized: Fred Bode - 200, Beth Henry - 100, Ricky Henry - 25, and Elizabeth Moos (aged 78 and just arrived from New York) - oldest hiker present. All told, 48 happy peakbaggers signed the register. Following that, we paraded up to Butler for lunch and squirrel cards at the lookout. In the afternoon, we drove back down part way, then took off cross-country for Grays. The route is quite easy if you can find the right rock -- the one with the register, that is.

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