Hole in the Wall Campground
Our friends, John & Tina and Tim and Leslie were here last year and I couldn't wait to check it out.
We stayed in a huge site, #34, $6 no utilities. It was 1/2 off with our Senior Discount.
We had lots of Yucca blooms around our campsite. Very pretty.
Great view too.
|A clever way Steve browned the sides.|
Since it was Cinco de Mayo, Steve took out a pork shoulder to brown and make Carnitas.
It was still very cold out, but there was no wind so we got to enjoy a nice fire. We had planned to play some Mexican Train and watch Three Amigos but we stayed out so late with the fire we skipped the last two. We have a great hike planned tomorrow.
We watched the full moon rise then headed to bed.
The Rings hike is a couple of miles round trip. We were told to hike it clockwise as it's easier to climb up the rings than down them. While the trail sign states it's physically demanding, it's a pretty easy trail until you get to the rings. It's not too hard or long, but challenging.
The flowers continue to bloom all through the deserts. Purple sage was everywhere in the washes.
The Rumex was my favorite.
Going in this direction, you quickly come upon some petroglyphs.
Petroglyphs are carved into rock while pictographs are painted on to the rock.
It would've been fun to explore up in these caves if we had more time.
We continue up the canyons and start a little rock scrambling.
This rock looked like a wolf head.
Interesting looking rock formation,
Up Steve climbs.
Once the canyon gets steeper, there are some rings to help you up the narrow slots. The first one wasn't too bad.
Me going up the narrow chute.
Back through the sage and we're at camp. What a fun hike that was!
The next day we head out to Baker to fill up with gas as we'll be out in another remote area.
We pass the railroad and Kelso Depot and continue along Kelbaker Rd. until we get to the town of Baker.
It was a 3 hour drive total continuing up SR127/Death Valley Rd. to arrive at our next stop.