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Change Peak loop

Whitebark has an excellent page that describes the trails in this area at http://www.eskimo.com/~pinyon/...

I parked at Change Creek on the Exit 38 frontage road and took the climber's path to the Iron Horse Trail and hiked that to the Change Creek Trail. The first part of Change Creek Trail was really nice. I particularly enjoyed a detour to point 2,440'+, which involved some scrambling on a knife-edge ridge. The spur trail leading to Hall Point was also well worth it.

The trail becomes less aesthetic when the trail crosses from the Hall Creek drainage to the Change Creek drainage. But I was pleased to find a long, easy bouldering traverse on the trail around 3,480' on the north side of Change Creek.

I scrambled up the SE ridge of Change Peak and descended the SW ridge, both were brushy. SW was a bit less brushy.

I continued on the Great Wall trail, up Mount Washington, then went down the old trail. It was a nice loop.



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