Red Hill

Peak Name: Red Hill
Distance: 2.97 miles
Date: November 30, 2019
Summit: 1,704 feet

The second peak of the day was also going to be the longest hike at just under 3 miles round trip. I pulled into the parking area right of the S2. Switching from the warmer gear into something cooler, I set off across the desert floor. I was curious to see what this hike felt like versus the other time I did it. 

Once across the wash, I picked a ridge and began climbing. The route is mostly free of cactus and with almost no navigational issues. I soon found myself making the final push to the summit plateau. I could tell the difference in my skills and legs as I made my way to the southern end of the plateau where I remembered the register is placed.

After signing it and grabbing my photos, I headed back down. I was very tempted to drop all the way down and return via the wash but felt since I was racing the clock, I should not go exploring. Next time…

The descent took a little care, as there were a lot of loose rocks to contend with. Once back at the car, peak #92 was complete. Mine Benchmark, the next peak was just a few minutes up the road.

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