Black Butte in the morning, then here. Took the ridge route this time. Very pleasant.
Orocopia is a boring mountain with good views of the Salton Sea. Probably our least favorite of this trip. We couldn't understand why this peak is on the DPS list.
Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.
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The first of four DPS peaks this weekend.
With out a map or route description, took a circuitous route to the top, snaking up, down and all around. Did get to see a desert tortoise, 8 big horn sheep, and numerous flowers. Followed a more direct route back down, so all in all, not a bad morning's stroll! (BTW, the Prius was a bit challenged to get to the end of the 2WD bit of road....sandy!)
Relatively easy hike after hiking to Mastodon Peak and Eagle Mountains H.P. in the morning. It got a little warm in the afternoon, but not too bad. Great views of the Salton Sea from the summit.
Nice day but windy. I followed the north approach except I left the wash below 3,000 ft and climbed over pt 3509. This avoided the 25 ft dry waterfall in the main wash. CA P2k 9/163.
Nice hike after all the rain this week. The dry waterfalls weren't all dry...
Dayhike to this CA P2k peak. Good views of the Salton Sea area.
Climbed with Evan Rasmussen, combined with Black Butte in the afternoon. Easy climbing, yucky driving. Trip Report
Did this with a Sierra Club group. Nice view of the Salton Sea and Joshua Tree.
Carried over on a 3-day trip with Desert Survivors - started from near Sheep Hole Oasis and I believe we came up from Orocopia Canyon then descended into another canyon and finally hiked out cross-country to Chiriaco Summit. Great dryfall scrambling and desert hiking.
Came here a few days after a big storm - ground still soggy and some green on the slopes. Nice easy hike, great views and a lot of fun! My report