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Granite Peak Professional Review and Guide
"Five miles of steep, nearly uninterrupted climbing deter a lot of people from the 8091-foot summit of Granite Peak, one of the highest peaks in the eastern Trinity Alps, and the highest with a maintained (if unwaveringly steep) trail to the top. However, the views from the summit, which held a lookout in the bygone days of fire spotting, are outstanding and more than ample reward for the sweat equity required to get there.
Thick forest blocks any sort of view for the first 3 miles and the first view is limited to part of Trinity Lake and the Trinity Mountains. The wide-ranging views of the Trinity Alps and the more distant volcanoes of Mt. Shasta and Lassen Peak, which are the true highlights, don’t start to come into play until just shy of the summit."
--Mark White, A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity (Wilderness Press).
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