About 3 1/2 miles up the paved road to San Javier was the rough road cutoff to the right where the Loreto Bay hikers began. Here is a group shot taken by our new hiker, Mona.
Hikers from left to right: Ron, Allan, Werner, Gary, John, Randy, Lesley, Diane, Art, and Rosie with Caley waiting to romp about and Mona behind the camera. This was the largest number of Loreto Bay Hikers we have had this season.
Here is the first water we came to in the Del Borracho Arroyo. With Gary's good eye, it looks like some abstract artwork.
Mona and Lesley are in the lead early on with the others trailing behind in the arroyo hike as it becomes narrower.
Mona is the first one up the slithering waterfall with others to follow.
The group passed several fault lines along the hike and this was the most noticable--an offshoot of the San Andreas Fault that runs through San Francisco Bay and down through the Baja as well. Good thing our homes are built of preform, concrete and rebar, but we will still have to worry about liquefaction.
We have now come to the end of the normal hike as we came up to the headwall of the Del Borracho Arroyo that forms a box canyon. The timing is good for our return, and for many a stop at the Del Borracho's bar and restaurant for pitchers of Modelo Negro cerveza and the best burgers in the Baja.
And we thought the way up the waterfall was difficult!! We are using a proven mountaineering techique that I call bum friction to safely make our way down the waterfall area.
I have not heard whether they plan to hike this coming Thursday, the 9th or not, but if they do the normal meeting place is in front of the Agua Viva Management Office at 9 AM.
Again, my thanks to Gary who took the great pictures you see and told me a bit about the hike.