Over the fourth of July weekend I decided to divest myself of some of my significant holdings in Eispiraten Sticker Stock, by placing small packs of stickers in each of the nine registers on the San Gorgonio 9 Peaks Challenge. Sadly, all but one of the eight ammo-can registers have had their lids removed completely, and their side walls bent-in by some self-righteous hooligan. Only a few still had baggies or plastic cans with notebooks still inside; most were empty and devoid of all enjoyment. The lower sections of the ammo cans are still there because they were bolted and chained to the mountains. Now, if someone had a supply of those lids the registers could be restored, as they have special hinges/pins that were originally made for easy removal of the lids (when being used to store/deploy ammo) but there is no point in replacing them unless there is a surefire way to make removal of the lids physically impossible without tools. We (those of us who like summit registers) need a volunteer to do this dangerous job, and a benevolent donor who has the requisite lids. Sadly, neither of these kind souls will be me, as I won't be climbing all nine peaks again for several years, if ever. (I'm not getting any younger!
Eispiraten Sticker Stock:
San Gorgonio Mountain:
Little Charlton Peak:
East San Bernadino Peak:
San Bernadino Peak:
So, if you really want a sticker, you might have to hike to one or all of these nine famous peaks. But there is no guarantee even then. These babies get snapped up quickly!
The only way to display your National Forest Adventure Pass:
Special paragraph for HikeUp, who unceasingly demands more and more trip reports: I posted my trip report on the SGWA board.
You can also find it (and way too many photos) on my flickr page.