Valley of the Moon 4038 3/18/2019




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The Border Patrol knows about us. They are hoping that we will not set off their sensors.
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Entering Valley of the Moon.
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Boulders are everywhere.
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We will climb this one, 4038.
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Which way is up?
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Dynamics of free climbing. Find the best way up.
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Richardís group.
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Push that rock away!
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Bizarre walls.
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Hey, Wayne is already up!
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View from almost top.
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Shelly is getting up.
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Richard is calculating where the real top is.
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There is Mexico.
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Fixing the rope.
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This is a puzzle.
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Shelly (the lightest) goes first to test it.
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Mark is coming up.
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Richard is next.
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They made the summit block!
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We are going down to meet with John.
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Chuck is with us.
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The easy part on a way going down.
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Wit is waiting for us since Johnís group already left for 4020.
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On a way to meet with John.
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Our lunch on 4020 side. Canít get to the top, too many boulders. Where is John?
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Our group on Gold. Richardís group is going to Blue Angels. John's group is stuck someplace in boulders.
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The register and bench mark on Gold are below the top.
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Where are the pigeons?
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Come here, free water.
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Smugglerís Cave.
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After tripping some sensors we are back on the road.
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All back down plus two more.



Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.3 Technical: 4.1 Scenic: 4 El. 2200'