7/6/2005 at 3:51 pm #7469
Boundary details[Ed: Imported from Americas Roof ‘Summit Trip Reports’ forum][By: adam on July 6 2005 at 3:51 PM]I just did Boundary over the July 4th weekend.
> We will probably be travelling in a 2WD Toyota Tundra.
Should be fine. I’d say high clearence is almost required, 4WD isn’t. Most of the road is well graded, but a few spots are ditched enought that I’d worry about bottoming out a passenger car.
> 1) How much water do folks take for the hike? We like to take a little more than we expect to use. 3 quarts / person? 4 Qts? more?
I took 4 qts (I hate running out of water) and used about 2. I also started pretty early so did all the valley walking before sunrise.
> 2) When we get to the trailhead, is there any way to really really confirm that we are that trailhead? I’m afraid of taking a wrong turn and ending up at the end of the wrong gravel road. Is there a sign, spot-a-pot, or something unique at that trailhead.
There’s a Boundary Peak sign at the trailhead. I’ve got a photo on my website at:
> 3) Is it reasonable to start the hike before dawn if we have good flashlights & headlamps and we scout out the first 200 yrds the day before?
Definitely. I had just flown and driven from 800ft to the trailhead, so I wasn’t sleeping very well and decided to quit pretending to sleep and started hiking around 4am.
> 4) How long should the drive take from the highway to the trailhead?
About 40 minutes.
My whole trip report is at:
Let me know if you have any more questions.
7/21/2005 at 3:25 pm #7470
Mules Ear[Ed: Imported from Americas Roof ‘Summit Trip Reports’ forum][By: Shelley on July 21 2005 at 3:25 PM]Great trip report! I did Boundary last year during the 4th of July weekend. There wasn’t nearly as much snow up there last year. Your “leafy greens” are called Mules Ear. Evidently they make spectacular flowers, too. I think they’re pretty enough just w/ their greens!
Glad you had a great trip. I just returned from Whitney: http://shelleypotts.com/AboutMe/HighPoints/CA.php
7/21/2005 at 5:23 pm #7471
Mules Ear[Ed: Imported from Americas Roof ‘Summit Trip Reports’ forum][By: -adam on July 21 2005 at 5:23 PM]Thanks for ID’ing the Mules Ears for me. Some 12 years ago they were pointed
out to me as making excellent TP on a multi-week Outward Bound course in Colorado. But I didn’t remember what they were called.
Looks like you had great conditions on Whitney. Hope to attempt that one in a few years.
You’ve got a great website, too bad we never meet while you were up at Indiana U’s rival.
-adam (IU grad and current staff member)
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