This morning after breakfast and a little lounging around, Yuma and I decided to find a wash coming out of the Coyote Mountain and climb to the top of one of the high points. At 11 o'clock we headed north on Rockhouse Trail along the east side of the mountain.
Driving down the road towards the Santa Rosa Mountains is gorgeous with the dry lake in front of it.
About half way to the highest point, we found a large wash cutting a large valley out of the side of the mountain. That's where we decided to attack. No trail to follow. We just walked the half mile up to the crevice you see. Lots of rocks though.
Looking back towards the dry lake and the Santa Rosa Mountains. Starting to rise in elevation now.Like a trooper, I keep coming. Glad I have this walking stick to save my butt if I should lose my balance.
Found a shady spot to rest behind a rock ledge on the south side of the wash.
Almost there Yuma says.
Isn't the dry lake gorgeous from here Dad? Yes it is, Yuma.
I can see our MH from here too!
Yuma is tuckered out and ready to head down and I am too.
I could see an easier way down from up here, so we headed out. Made it to the Jeep at exactly 1 o'clock. Two hour hike and the temperature now is 88 degrees. I would pick the hottest day to hike Coyote Mountain.
Ow! A cactus just three-pronged me in the leg. If that is my worst injury of the day, I'm glad.
Was a little worried about rattlesnakes with the heat we have today. They could be hiding in the shade under one of these rock ledges. Just glad Yuma and I didn't run into one.
Poor Yuma is tuckered out and ready for some shade. He's waiting on slow me to get him out of the heat and into the air conditioned Jeep. And go home!
See you later.