Valley of the Moon 4038 3/18/2019
The Border Patrol knows about us. They are hoping that we will not set off their sensors.
Entering Valley of the Moon.
Boulders are everywhere.
We will climb this one, 4038.
Which way is up?
Dynamics of free climbing. Find the best way up.
Push that rock away!
Hey, Wayne is already up!
View from almost top.
Shelly is getting up.
Richard is calculating where the real top is.
There is Mexico.
Fixing the rope.
This is a puzzle.
Shelly (the lightest) goes first to test it.
Mark is coming up.
Richard is next.
They made the summit block!
We are going down to meet with John.
Chuck is with us.
The easy part on a way going down.
Wit is waiting for us since Johnís group already left for 4020.
On a way to meet with John.
Our lunch on 4020 side. Canít get to the top, too many boulders. Where is John?
Our group on Gold. Richardís group is going to Blue Angels. John's group is stuck someplace in boulders.
The register and bench mark on Gold are below the top.
Where are the pigeons?
Come here, free water.
After tripping some sensors we are back on the road.
All back down plus two more.
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.3 Technical: 4.1 Scenic: 4 El. 2200'