Friday, March 30, 2012

Telegraph Pass

Day 9 (3/26/12)
Top of the Hill
Yesterday we flew into San Diego, rented a car and drove to Yuma. It had been raining in San Diego but as always it was sunny and beautiful in Yuma at least if you like hot dry weather. We had arrived late at our friend Steve’s house. After a few adult beverages we planned our next day’s adventure which included a hike up to telegraph pass. After about a 30 minute drive we made it to the pass. It was warm but not hot when we set out along the pass. Nobody had been there before so we were not exactly sure which path to follow and as these things go we ended up taking the long way around. There was lots of opportunity of build cairns and no shortage of rocks. Steve tolerated my occasional stops to erect towers and I think everybody appreciated the rest. We didn’t end up making it all the way to the top of the pass. We had no idea it was going to be as far as it was and nobody brought any water. After many jokes about going into a desert without water we decide to turn around before the vultures circling overhead had something to snack on. We found a shorter trail back that cut through a scenic pass. We managed to get back to the car and vowed to take water in the future.

Eileen with Attitude

First Cairn

Second Cairn

Desert Beauty

Long and winding Trail
Two Old Farts in the Desert

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