First the important stuff. Jeff S is leading a ride out of Granville's Wildwood Park at 9:00am on Saturday, going to Bladensburg. I'll have the gps file for the route later. Meantime, the forecast was 10% chance of rain and I had decided to take the day off (Saturday) to watch football and then this comes rolling in with heavy rain for a couple of hours. There were some people on top of one of the mountains who were caught out in it but all made it back ok.
Next morning, all was back to normal with some lingering clouds. The peak on the right I have visited a couple of times and left my name in the register at the top. The middle peak, "Bighorn Mountain" has no trail to it and few have visited it. I had planned to hike the right peak, go off trail on the left ridge, hit the basin and up the next ridge to the top if Bighorn but then it occurred to me, heck, I can just create a trail that goes directly from the valley to Bighorn. Maybe they would name it after me like "Mark's Folly". It would be time consuming and I could not take tools and alter the landscape but it is ok to scout a trail and place cairns at regular intervals to show the way. I'd be walking in areas never walked so who knows what I run in to and that is a concern. Have to think about this some more. Wandering in to a den of rattlers, mountain lion home, pack of javalenas, bobcat, etc... would be bad news.
There is a 3 mile loop that I would use as a springboard for my route and so I scouted it to see where I should leave that trail, if I pursue my plan. Along the way I found a bird's nest in this warren of cactus.
And then this gruesome looking type of centipede. Well, back home to catch up on work.