From leader Larry Hughes
On our way to Old Mike, after summiting Wheeler Peak, we decided to make the short detour up Simpson Peak. There is a plaque on the Peak which indicates that it was named after Charles Emerson Simpson, a Forest Service ranger who was killed in World War I at the age of 24. It was interesting that the historical plaque only referred to the World War without any reference to it being the first. This little detour was one of many highlights during the day. The hiking up to the ridge line is always tough, but the rewards of hiking along the ridge line to Old Mike, payback that effort 10 fold!