Day Forty NineToday I set out to hike on the Boo Hoff Trail here in La Quinta. I've done this trail a couple of times but it's been a few years and I always do it from the North end starting in the La Quinta Cove. This time I'll be starting and ending on the Southern end.
The trail splits and I decide to take it to the right. I know this is not the way the trail goes but I am curious to find out where this other trail heads.
My curiosity is not well rewarded. The trail just loops around this little mountain and I end up right back where I started.
Finally I'm on the real trail.
The trail heads up a little bit and then drops into this wash. The wash narrows and then splits. I follow the wash to the left.
It becomes obvious after climbing several small dry waterfalls that I am no longer on any trail. It's a nice day so I just keep going.
I get to the end with this rock and mud wall about twelve feet high. I could easily climb it but I don't really want to climb back down it so I decide to head back at this point.
As I'm hiking back toward my Jeep I have an epiphany. The Boo Hoff Trail is about a mile south of here in Devil Canyon. So if I haven't been on the Boo Hoff Trail, what trail have I been on?