Mile-High Peak 11/9/2015
Heading up, up there somewhere.
Weather forecast is scratchy but for now it is a great hiking weather.
In Palo Verde Canyon.
Still in the canyon.
It is time to climb up on the ridge.
Ridge is fine.
Climb looks somewhat overwhelming.
We cannot see the top yet.
It is a grind up.
Views are getting better.
Nice big yucca (Nolina per Ted).
Crested up. We can see the other side.
We are pressed by time so our lunch is only 45 minutes. Want to make it down in daylight.
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Plan is to go down to the Rattlesnake Saddle and then climb up to the Villager Ridge.
We are going to split. Ted, Kerry and Matt will go down via Rattlesnake Canyon rest of us will climb up to the ridge.
It is steep down to the saddle.
And steep up to the Villager Ridge.
That is Mile-High Peak we just came down.
Regrouping on the ridge. It will be 4000’ down. Ouch for my knees.
Wit is balancing on trail.
It is somewhat windy.
Clouds are coming.
Is it going to rain? No chance, Susan is not here.
Everybody made it back down to flat before nightfall. What a hike!
Hike Rating: Difficulty: 4.4 Technical: 3.8 Scenic: 3.5 El. 6300'