I met up with Ken at his tent near the bottom of Kilpacker Basin. He had a cold night and was about to build a fire when I walked up. Ken and I had climbed Wilson Peak the year before and this year he had his eyes on Mt. Wilson. We started hiking up the dark basin instead of starting a fire. With the large ridge to our east, we would be nearly on top before we were in the sunlight.
As we walked up the trail Ken and I chatted about news from the last year. He caught me up on his family and work and I did the same. As we went higher we started to notice pieces of neon green duct tape stuck to the occasional rock along the trail. The higher we went the more there were. What a genius way to mark the trail! Leave trash along it! All total we removed 74 pieces of duct tape, and surely missed a few.
|Some of our haul.|