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The descent from Black Velvet Peak
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MoonMountainMan
Apr 21, 2013
The descent from Black Velvet Peak  
Jacob Straszynski
San Francisco
Jacob Straszynski   San Francisco
IIRC - walking through the cairn gate may have had us following more ridgeline for about 1/4 mile before the chossiness of the trail and oddball cairns caused us to turn around. From what I recall you want to head hikers left towards Whiskey peak - there is a good albeit initially steep trail directly below these cairns - no traversing and doubling back required.

Generally, on this descent you're going to see two styles of cairns that seem unfamiliar - gateways mean that you should pass through them. There are also cairns that look like they were deconstructed, the individual levels laid side by side - pretty clever - indicates don't go here! Nov 26, 2017

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