Hiking Date: November 19, 2016
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Distance: 7 miles (out and back)
Goal: To hike up to Murray hill and back in 12 hours
Goal completed: yes
At the start of Thanksgiving break, we headed out to the desert at 6:30am and hiked the loved, Murray Hill.
|Murray Hill from the east hike|
My mom and my papa LOVE this hike. Not only was it in the desert, our favorite hiking place, but it was only 5 hours! We started on the west side of the mountain. The hike was easy to get to because it was in a neighborhood.
From the car, we hiked over to the side of the mountain and reached a junction with the Henderson trail. We then switch backed up the side of the mountain and came to the top, where Murray hill was visible. I was bolting ahead of the others!
We then ascended up to a point at 1797' feet we call "Murray Jr. " We rested there and ate some stuff, like Ritz with peanut butter, candy bars, Cliff bars, pretzels, and beef jerky.
This video was cut short, but here it is anyway. Sorry if it is blurry.
From there, we hiked down and climbed up and onto the canyon walls. We found these round objects and had a debate to see if they were berries or poop.
|If it is berries, they would be very dry.|
We got to the top of the canyon and made the final trek up the face of the mountain, and were there!!!