Beach Hike 6/21/2021
It is a high tide so we have to go around via Scripps.
Since today is a Summer Solstice day Martha is sitting where the sun will fall into ocean tonight.
Last year at winter solstice we were at the desert Indian Solstice Cave where they had also directions for sun to rise.
Back at the beach.
Entering Ho Chi Minh trail. It is slippery. Glad that I have a rope.
The head of our group is already up.
Patsy, long time no see.
Are we all?
Kerry is taking a shortcut up.
We are up, so…
We have to go down to our next destination.
Still more down.
Via secret passage.
There it is. Red (Vietnam?) flag.
Our group picture made after few tries.
Press below for
Red flag on youtube
Above waterfalls on youtube
That was fun!
And back up.
For pilots only sign. We are OK, we can fly!
This can be slippery.
Wit and John are joining us for a while.
That engine is beyond repair.
Waterfall #1 is almost dry. They are not watering enough above.
Number zwei and numero trois are now dry waterfalls.
Secret shack that Ho Chi Minh himself was barking marching orders from.
Lot of trash around so Martha is cleaning up.
This place is so secret that we did not leave any entry in visitor registers.
Big osprey is watching us.
Our group at the turnaround spot. John is somewhere exploring Torrey Pines.
The Red flag is still flying.
Classic Scripps Pier picture.
In the shade of my pepper tree.
Our group here. Missing and not present is Kerry, Chuck, Larry, Leslie and Jim.
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.5 Technical: 4 Scenic: 4.1 El. 1400'