By: Don Clarke
Don says that: "Three cars found the right desert road on Friday night, despite 2 miles inaccuracy in the schedule (12.6 miles from Vidal Jct., not 10). Chuck Ballard and family had to retreat temporarily next morning for muffler repairs. Six other foot-loose souls took about a 14-mile desert walk on Saturday, in a loop thru the Turtle Mountains, climbing a 3,500 ft. summit en route. Twenty-two gathered for a pleasant campfire Saturday night. The rain held off until after reveille next morning, but arrived with enough authority to cancel the Sunday Mopah Pk. climb
Mopah Peak is an excellent climb and would doubtless be voted onto the qualifying list if a scheduled DPS trip reached its summit. We will try to reschedule the trip. Don did not feel that the section of the Turtle Mountains that they explored Saturday contained any peaks of qualifying list caliber.
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