February 24, 2014
Joe and I shook the dust off our hiking boots, packed a back pack and set out on our first hike for 2014! Thanks to MonaLiza ( The Lowe's RV Adventures ) we had our destination!
Telegraph Pass is rated as an easy to moderately difficult hike and suggested time for the 4.5 miles (round trip) is 4-6 hours.
|What a treat looking up is!
As we made our way out of the wash, the rocky trail changed to a narrow dirt trail. This crooked path led us across the ridge...the easiest part of the days hike.
We reached the main road that leads to the towers. This is a crudely paved road that takes you up...and I do mean up! This last leg was the shortest part of the trail, but it was also the most strenuous. Did I say it went up?
We were determined! We took our time, made more than a few stops to catch our breath...
Notice the clouds? We were happy to have the sun behind them for awhile!
We signed the book, sat for a spell, had a few "Woo-hoo!"s, then it was time to start back.
Looking back on our day, this probably shouldn't have been our first hike of the year...being in better shape would have made it a little easier. But I am so glad we did it. There were many times we wanted to turn around...but we don't give up easily! The view at the top was priceless...
We did see a hummingbird feeding on an ocotillo.
My kind of hike...
And Pearl never looked so good!
Thanks for stopping by...take care and
Up next...Imperial Wildlife Refuge