Granite Mountains, Mojave National Preserve. Friday, 2/15 thru Saturday 2/16/2013.
One of the harder overnight desert cross country solos I’ve done. Scrambling up and down canyons choked with boulders and brush, traversed a ridgeline with a good deal of class 4. A total of about 25 miles over 24 hours; home with bloodshot eyes, plenty of cuts, holes in my pants, and cactus spines lodged in my feet. A good reminder of why lightweight trail runners and techie pants tend to come up short in the desert.
Pics and prose here:
Sweeping the Garden: Desert Song