Borrego Mountain 1/22/2018




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Looks like everybody is enjoying the hike!?
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Weather is nice, terrain not bad.
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Made it to the earth geo station.
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This is more interesting.
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Almost at the East Butte.
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Looking east.
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John and his group is getting up from a different side than we did.
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Since we are all together for a short while, it is a time for our group picture.
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Separated again. We are continuing NW.
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Going down.
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Our next stop will be that sandy hill ahead (818). Then on to West Butte.
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The fun part.
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It is a hard climb via sand.
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This is easier.
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Our lunch on 818.
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Wit has enough of it. Leaving for cars.
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We are going for the West Butte.
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The northern ridge look doable.
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It is a cardio climb.
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Looking back to the East Butte.
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No register here.
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There is a nice trail to our cars.
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Before we are done we will also go thru the slot.
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That column is still strong.
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Everybody is reunited again.





Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.5 Technical: 3.8 Scenic: 3.8 El. 2900'