|Seven hikers at the Promised Land climbing Wall|
Seven club hikers parked at the Willow Spring Picnic Area parking and started up Rocky Gap Road. It was a cold windy start but you can expect that at Willow Springs since the wind comes straight in from the north northwest here. We hiked up the dirt road for about 1/2 a mile then turned to the right onto a faint trail. The trail crosses over shortly to an old two track road and starts up to the left. At the fork, turn right and follow the trail down, up and over the side of a hill above the wash below. Keep following the marked trail until it drops into the wash. Then, basically, follow the trail all the way up through the wash. At the top of the canyon, there is a climbing wall which provides a nice break area at the base with a beautiful view.
Stats: 4.6 miles; 1500' gain; ~3 hours
|David leads the pack on the Descent|