Owens Peak


By: Miles Brubacher

From the Angeles Chapter Schedule

Owens Peak (8,475'): Get a qualifying peak on a Sun. hike. Meet at the Homestead restaurant on U.S. 6 just north of the Inyokern turnoff at 10 a.m. Drive up mining road and make short, trailless climb to the summit for a fine view of extreme southern Sierra and China Lake. Back at cars by 3 p.m. Terrific steaks available at the Homestead. Driving: 300 miles. Leader: MILES BRUBACHER. Asst. Leader: PAT MEIXNER.

From the December 1956 issue of Southern Sierran


OWENS PEAK (8,475 ft.) Leader: Miles Brubacher, Asst. Leader: Pat Meixner

On Nov. 11 (1956) forty-six people met at the Homestead Café on Hwy. 395 for the climb of Owens Peak.

We caravanned in towards the peak on a dirt road and finally, in spite of stalled cars and wrong roads, we all gathered for the hike. It was a beautiful mild day. The climb is short, and people were practically strung out along the whole route. Of the 46 people who started out, 32 made the summit.

About the time the first group got to the top of the peak, we were buzzed by a low-flying plane which circled around for quite a while. I'm sure the pilot was Ray Van Aken from China Lake.

We had planned on getting down early to the cars, but because of the late start and the slowness of the group, the last few people reached their cars after dark.


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