By: Harry Melts
On Sat Dec 11 twenty-one persons had gathered at Bow Willow Campground. Nineteen of these people started the hike led by Harry Melts, assisted by Bill Banks, and all reached the top.
On the way up we visited Sombrero Palm grove, such stand warrants a trip in itself. I have seen many palm groups but this with its compactness and vigor(92 counted) surpasses most of them, and is a real desert beauty. Due to its inaccessible location high in the mountains it has escaped vandalism.
Return was made by a ridge route to add variety, The views from Sombrero are outstanding, and the boulder scramble makes this a worthy Qualifier. So on our next business agenda, we will ask for its inclusion on our DPS list.
The weather couldn't have been more in our favor; sunny and warm with no wind. The Saturday nite campfire ended a pleasant day.
For Sunday's activities, several groups formed and several places in the neighborhood were visited.
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