Today's archive find and addition is from a desert hike in January 2013. My friend Hans I were trotting back on an old path above the Palm Wash canyons. Earlier, we had enjoyed a walk inside the slot canyons (some of those photos are here: Curved Walls) and now we were on the way back … Continue reading Palm Wash Slot Canyon from Above
Thanks to the unusual cold weather we had in the second half of May, I was able to get another desert hike in! I went to the Coyote Mountains Wilderness once more and the area called "Domelands" - if I had to pick one single favorite place in "our" desert here (east of San Diego), … Continue reading Desert Clouds
Ghost Mountain (peak #51 on the Sierra Club San Diego's 100 Peaks list - here's my personal progress sheet) is a hill with granitic boulders, in the Blair Valley/Whale Peak area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. In other words, not exactly an impressive peak. 😉 Following a tip from Sarah Marino, I combined the … Continue reading Ghost Mountain
Early in January, my friend Hans and I got together to "bag" yet another peak from the Sierra Club's 100 peaks list for San Diego County: Diablo Benchmark in southern Anza Borrego Desert State Park. On the list, this is peak number 53. For Hans, it was a repeat ascent of course, since he has … Continue reading Diablo Benchmark
Six photos and story from a desert hike to the summit of Grapevine Mountain - another one on the Sierra Club's 100 Peaks list for San Diego County. A rather eventless afternoon workout, but with nice views all around.