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Marble Peak, Rosa Point, Mile High Peak and Coyote Mtn

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:30 am

Saturday, 24 February 2007
Marble Peak (4,257'), Rosa Point (5,000+), Mile High Peak (5,050') and two terracaches, Anza Borrego

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2521107#132439835


A great desert trip! 15.2 miles, 6,300' el gain, 10 hrs 40 min including 1 hour total for breaks at all 3 summits. (will confirm #'s with Astrohound when he gets back from travel). Weather was perfect!
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Postby Strider » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:45 am

Great pictures, bringing back memories when I lived in SoCal. My friend had a place right by Peg Leg Smith's monument. It is stunning when the Ocitillos are in full bloom in April.
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Postby wingding » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:42 am

Wow - what a nice hike.

I love the Santa Rosas. Rosa Point was one of my favorite hikes in the Santa Rosas. I thought about Mile High Peak on the hike to Rosa and the hikes to Villager and Rabbit, but didn't make the traverse - just too much for me to do on those hikes. I'm going to go give it a try eventually.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:31 pm

I've only been to Anza Borrego a few times, so this is a cool new area for me! I've got a bunch of peaks picked out to do now!

We didn't want to go down the way we came up (Route B of DPS Guide), it was pretty gnarly. So even though we had to descend to a lower saddle, and pick up more elevation, we knew the ridge would be easier to go down. Plus we got another terracache!
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Sunday, 25 February 2007
Coyote Mountain and another terracache

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2526079#132725238


After Saturday's trifecta, I wasn't sure if I could hike Coyote Mountain (4 miles/2,650'). The ascent wasn't bad and I didn't slow us down too much. Astrohound found the terracache, and we signed the register of a second lower summit. Descending killed my knees, and I dropped way back. Total for the weekend was 19.2 miles, 8,950' el gain/loss, 4 peaks and 3 terracaches! It was still early, so I drove to Calcite Mine with Trailtrekker and SDsierrahiker before leaving Anza Borrego. Great weekend!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:08 am

Astrohound sent me the profile of our hike on Saturday, and it was 6,700' el gain (not 6,300' like I guessed). Profile is posted at the end of the photo. So the numbers are:

15.2 mi, 6,700' gain for Marble Pk, Rosa Pt, Mile High Pk and two terracaches

4 mi, 2650' gain for Coyote Mtn and one terracache

= 19.2 mi, 9,350' el gain for 4 peaks, 3 terracaches in 2 days. :retard:
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