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Ed
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Jack,

Understood.  I thought you were referring to East San Bernardino Peak, with which I am either not familiar or is lost to my memory cells.  I am very familiar with the long switchback above Limber Pine Bench, and it certainly would not take much snow to cover it.

Route-finding in snow is certainly often a problem, though less so today with GPS.  I can see that a few cairns could be helpful.  But they could also be covered by the next storm.  And they suffer from the same problem as following other people’s tracks in snow:  who laid them, where were they going, did they know where they were going?

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