The Headwall / Galena 9/10/2018




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Mill Creek is dry in lower elevation.
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Here is some water we can wade in.
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Tree obstacles.
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Climbing up to the waterfall bypass.
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Made it under the Headwall.
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Chuck wants to try the Headwall so I am going with him. Rest of the group stays low.
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We are almost up, but here we got stuck by dead-end.
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Time to retreat. Is this another fail attempt by us like few years back?
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After lunch we are regrouping for another try.
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This time we are taking the middle route.
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So far so good.
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Our route is to stay on yellow rocks and then turn right.
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Made it!!! Hallelujah
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Looking down.
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Found some short rope. Not sure what it is for, going up or down?
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We did not see God but we were praying not to trigger some boulder avalanche.
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We made the Headwall and also the 45 min. 900 feet heavy climb to Galena.
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Our group selfie on Galena.
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San Gorgonio above.
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San Jacinto is across.
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Time to go down and chase our group.
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Headwall from above, looks scary.
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Made it down.
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Looking back.
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Our group picture minus Wayne. Where is he? He went home.



Hike Rating: Difficulty: 4 Technical: 4.2 Scenic: 3.9 El. 3500'