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Scooter
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4/18/2019
Scooter
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Just climbed Indianhead mountain Tuesday. 4 hours up, an hour at the summit, and 4 hours down. This was a tough hike. Roberto and I have climbed 6582, villager and Rabbit and this is a tough one. My 1986 Schad book says there is a faint trail on his route. After 33 years I would think there would be more of a trail. Just cairns gooing up the ridge. If your looking for a difficult day hike this is it. Not sure how to add pictures
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Buford
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4/18/2019
Buford
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Nice. Which route did you take? If you went up BPC, how bad was the brush?

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4/18/2019
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Never done that hike (yet) but it looks like it would make a for a long day....if you have the photos hosted somewhere just post a link to look at them externally.

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Buford
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4/18/2019
Buford
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I’ve never done the standard route from Schad’s book although I have done Indianhead twice. Indianhead was easier than 6582 to me.
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Scooter
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4/18/2019
Scooter
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Buford wrote:
Nice. Which route did you take? If you went up BPC, how bad was the brush?

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Scooter
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4/18/2019
Scooter
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Buford took Schads route up Borrego Palm Canyon 2.5 miles. Then turned North and went up the ridge toward the peak. I agree 6582 is probably the toughest hike out there. No brush on the entire route. The reeds in BPC were not bad.
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rockhopper
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4/20/2019
rockhopper
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Never climbed it either. Looks like a nice climb. A lot easier going up than down. ( For me) I like Schads route. Up the ridge. Also, the dreaded cats claw is really healthy this year in the canyon bottoms. ;-o
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tekewin
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4/23/2019
tekewin
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Indianhead is an awesome hike. I did Schad's route back in 2013. I remember having to pick my way around large boulders near the top and burned trees. The views are so sweet, though. If I ever go again, I'd try the south gully.

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