A Really Cool Skyline

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A Really Cool Skyline

Postby Ellen » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:48 pm

Howdy All :)

Literally and figuratively... 8)

As a polar bear, I don't tolerate heat well and try to hike Skyline when the high in Palm Springs is below 80 and the low is below 60. I started about 5:30 am yesterday (April 19) and took the first photo before entering Doreen's "enchanted garden" (plateau at base of Red Ridge).

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Took the second photo after descending from 5 K on the Red Ridge and starting to hike what I refer to as the "Never-ending ridge"

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The view up towards the tram and San Jacinto from the plateau at about 5.5 K before descending and climbing back up to Rescue 2.

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The view towards San Gorgonio from St. Florian's point at about 5.75 K.

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It started snowing at 6.5 K. I am always amazed that I can be snowed on while looking down at Palm Springs.

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The temperature dropped enough (mostly due to wind), that I donned a long sleeve wool shirt, an Arcteryx wind shirt and gloves. When I reached Coffman's Crag, I encountered two Skyline virgins. Shortly thereafter, I saw Neverwashasbeen, who had hiked down from Grubbs to keep me company. We scrambled up the rocks to the tram.

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Enjoyed celebratory beverages and the usual fabulous meal at Las Casuelas before heading home.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
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Re: A Really Cool Skyline

Postby arocknoid » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm

Howdy, Ellen!

Thanks for the pics and writeup. How nice to get a snow-dusting respite from da heat. Enjoy it every last darn chance.

And yes it has been windy, including while hiking in the San Gabes.
Windy, you say? How windy was it?
"It was so windy, I saw a rock dove lay the same egg. Three times."

(figgered I'd lay an egg in this thread..)

cheers and howls and growls,

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Re: A Really Cool Skyline

Postby Ellen » Mon May 07, 2018 12:34 pm

arocknoid wrote:Howdy, Ellen! Windy, you say? How windy was it?
"It was so windy, I saw a rock dove lay the same egg. Three times."

(figgered I'd lay an egg in this thread..)

cheers and howls and growls,

arocknoid


Howdy 'Noid :)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: A Really Cool Skyline

Postby zippetydude » Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Now that's windy! Nice post Ellen, I love it when the elements add such flavor to a trip. Thanks for the TR.

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