Valley of the Moon 3/30/2015
After surviving drive up, hiking here is relaxing.
Off the road.
There is a big quail.
There is Wit, bellow Blue Angels.
Later on we will attempt to climb that pile of rocks (2 o’clock from Kerry’s head).
Valley of the Moon.
Standing on Blue Angels Peak.
There is even a TC here.
On a way to the border marker.
So far we are all together.
Mexican portion of Valley of the Moon. How do you say it in Spanish?
Fence, what fence.
Looking from Elliot mine to our pile of rocks (Wilderness High Point) it is the one on right side 4038.
We tried the South side up, it is no go.
East side is also no go.
So we are circling the mountain.
NE try also ended. May be doable but with too much exposure.
Lunch is over, we will try to finish our circle.
It is not getting any easier.
Still not over at the pass.
Made the circle and there is John, who separated from us and is coming down from the top. He is the only one who made it!
John climbed the old route. Going thru the maze of boulders is not easy.
We are all together but where is Jim. He is AWOL.
There are some girls camping at Smugglers. Jim is not even here.
Back at the cars waiting for Jim, who was later found at the bottom of the hill. Hmm…
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.3 Technical: 4.1 Scenic: 4 El. 2200'