Day 1

Hermit Trailhead to Yuma Point


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Today's route stats: 

    Distance:  5.2 miles

    Elevation Gain:  320 feet

    Elevation Loss:  1520 feet

After breakfast and some last-minute futzing with gear, we drove to Hermit's Rest.  Although I had done the Boucher trail twice before, and never thought it was at all scary, others have, and I was wondering how Brianna would do.  Fortunately, she had no problem with it.  She never hesitated or expressed concern about the exposure.

Although I had never camped at the potholes below Yuma Point, on my last pass thru the area I checked them out and found that it was a really nice place to camp and, at that time, the potholes were full.  I was expecting them to be full this time too.  And thankfully they were. 


Brianna at the Hermit Trailhead. Starting Down the Trail. Camp.

Yuma Point Camp. View Towards Whites Butte. View Towards Dragon Head & Shiva Temple.

Potholes at Yuma Point Camp. View from Camp. Brianna at Yuma Point Camp.

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