Thursday, February 26, 2015
This morning, I was looking out my door at Coyote Mountain overlooking Clark Dry Lake bed to the northwest and said to myself, “It would be great to climb up to the top one of those peaks.” I know in another year, it will probably not be feasible. If I’m ever going to do it, today is it.
At about 10:30 am after breakfast, Yuma and I jumped in the jeep to see how close we could get before starting our hike. It’s only a couple miles to the base. Got as close as we could and parked. Still have a ways to hike just to start our climb.
Found a ravine going up the mountainside, so decided to use it as our trail.
Wasn’t long before we could see a large section of the lake bed below us.
The mountain looks so easy to climb from the bottom but now that we are up here, I see cliffs and boulders and danger everywhere I walk. It is warm enough for the rattlesnakes to be out. Hope all goes well.
This is getting tough.
Finally, something moved besides the bushes and rocks under my feet. A lizard.
This lizard sure does blend in with the rocks. Looks to be about 7 inches long with a very thin tail and flat body. Look at those feet. He can cling to anything.
Looked him up on the Internet and it is a Rock Lizard.
We are nearing the top now. We can walk much easier. Not so straight up anymore.
We are at the top of the mountain peak, finally. There are taller ones to the north, but ravines prevent us from going that way any further.
Yuma can’t believe we climb this high.
I placed a red X to the left of my motorhome in the desert below.
Based on this 300mm zoom of my motorhome as it relates to the trailer below it, I placed a red X on the photo of where I think we were. It is the same photo as the one at the top of the blog.
Yuma and I have sore feet and we are tired. I think we will sleep soundly tonight.
See you later.