Windy Vallecito Potrero. 4/8/2013
It is somewhat windy this morning we’ll see it may die down.
Even this gopher snake is chilled.
Snake crawled back into hole so we will go on.
John found a corner marker here. This may the only thing we will stumble on today.
John is pushing on, winds are getting stronger.
We are getting sand blasted.
There may be a safe place under water.
Even here dead branches are falling down so we had to move.
Originally we were going over that ridge but that might be impossible. How windy is it there?
So instead we are looking for the Indian cave. Instruction says go SW.
Wrong instructions. Could not find it. There is our last chance rock where we will have a lunch.
Look somebody had lunches here before.
Kids even painted some stick figures here.
Going back we are going down with wind in our backs.
This is the warmest place of our hike and lower we are less wind there is.
Back at the cars it is still windy and cold. How windy it was? In Ocotillo and Borrego there were gusts over 70 mph.
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.5 Technical: 3.2 Scenic: 3.1 El. 1600'