Tuesday, January 30, 2018

La Quinta CA January 30, 2018 Date with the Desert

It's go time, up into those Santa Rosa Mountains.   After eyeing them once again at breakfast time, I then got ready and hit the road for the mere 6 minute drive from my home away from home to the trail head for Boo Hoff Point.  

The very early start afforded me the most magnificent lighting and a somewhat cooler temperature.  The first portion is along a wash and there we go again working those leg muscles to get through that stuff.

After the washes and the intersections, the true Boo Hoff climb begins.   The scenery is impressive.  There are switchbacks, narrow trails along edges, cactus after cactus of all kinds.

I met a biker on his way down and a runner going up who was carrying on doing a long loop.  I arrived at the summit and I owned it.  I could see San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, the Sultan Sea and all of Cochella Valley.  They said today would be cloudy, I will take this cloudiness any day.  It was such a pleasure to be up here, how lucky I am.

I soaked in the scenery for some time and savoured some snacks then it was time to saunter on back down.  For the entire descent there was not a single second where there was not something incredible to admire.



Eventually I made it back down to the wash.  I heard voices and when I looked up to a ridge and I just smiled.  How perfect!  We waved to each other then carried on our way.
The wash seemed easier on the way out.  I soon saw the ending and made my way there.
There was something special about today's date and I am not sure what that is!  I know I could not have asked for it to be any different than it was.  


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