|Hiking||14.00 Miles|| || |
|4,062 ft AEG|| || || |
This turned out to be a great hike. We started just after 6am and quickly made it to the Ely Anderson trail. From there we decided to hit the Bluff Spring Mountain summit and then descend into Hidden Valley from there. The route we took down from Bluff Spring Mtn was a little hairy but not too bad. We made it to Hidden Valley and scrambled all the way to the end. At that point, the return route was to be decided. Dave wanted to try his rotten piece of rope out there again and John seemed to be game. The rest of us were not into that idea so we backtracked until we could pop out of Hidden Valley and traverse off-trail to the Ely Anderson. Joe and Wally are insanely fast and they took off ahead after saying their goodbyes. Rachel and I took our time and made it out. Rachel even made friends with a gila monster on the way. We made it back to the trailhead at 3:45. We figured we made pretty good time considering the last time we did Hidden Valley we didn't finish until 9pm and we added a summit this time
It was awesome hiking with everyone again!
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