Scramble through the mnt


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Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752

Trying to figure out if there's a formal name to what we did a few years ago on a trip to Josh. We had some tea and went on a night hike and were up in hidden valley area, there was a silhouette of a woman on this formation and we hiked over there from this precipice, then started exploring, down climbed this chimney, hopped across some giant boulders, descended a slab into a tunnel then found another tunnel leading out of the large tunnel, then out onto some slabs and then popped out on the paved trail... it was pretty epic and we didn't really know where we were going or getting into but kept finding ways to move forward and not backtrack. Anyone know where or what the hell this hike was?

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 307

... you scrambled around in Real Hidden Valley a few years ago. That's what you did and where you did it. What more do you want?

Michael Schneider · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 745

Are you sure that it Was "T" & not. . . . . "
Oh! Mushroom!,!,![(}-:(

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Nathanael wrote:... you scrambled around in Real Hidden Valley a few years ago. That's what you did and where you did it. What more do you want?
haha thanks looking for specifics... at some point someone mentioned to me it was a known scramble that was difficult to find... how about what's the name of the formation with the silhouetted woman for starters? Do you know the route im talking about Nate or just trying to be an ass?

I'm sure someone knows exactly what im talkin about.
nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 307

just being an ass

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Nathanael wrote:just being an ass
;-)
Joshua Upchurch · · Midway, Utah · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

Is it the chasm of doom? Or something like that? Had some locals take me through something that sounds just like what you've described in Real Hidden Valley.

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Joshua Upchurch wrote:Is it the chasm of doom? Or something like that? Had some locals take me through something that sounds just like what you've described in Real Hidden Valley.
Not chasm of doom but something like that...
Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

That chasm is a blast! (Real Hidden Valley)

There's another cool one in Indian Cove (Across the way from the Short Wall).

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340
Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752

So no one knows what i'm talking about? It had a very distinct tunnel a the end, after jumping across the tops of some giant boulders (30ft) you were stuck onstop of a large cliff you wouldn't readily down climb, you had to descend into a tunnel prob 10ft diameter and then another smaller (crawling size) one off of that, which took you to the top of a small slab and then down to a trail.

No one knows the tunnel or the silhouette of the woman I speak of? You could see the silhouette from this precipice with huge huecos on top and a sort of valley below. Silhousette was on the left and another formation rose above us to the right and in between was a bit of a valley. Kinda surprised folks aren;t like oh ya that's XYZ... I'll never forget it... it was super unique. I'm kinda thinking maybe it wasnt Real Hidden Valley... but I recall the path we landed on was paved.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310
Morgan Patterson wrote:So no one knows what i'm talking about? It had a very distinct tunnel a the end you had to descend into and then had a little tunnel (crawling size) off of that, that took you to the top of a small slab and then down to a trail. No one knows the tunnel or the silhouette of the woman I speak of? You could see the silhouette from this precipice with huge huecos on top and a sort of valley below. Silhousette was on the left and another formation rose above us to the right and in between was a bit of a valley. Kinda surprised folks aren;t like oh ya that's XYZ... I'll never forget it... it was super unique. I'm kinda thinking maybe it wasnt Real Hidden Valley... but I recall the path we landed on was paved.
Good shrooms?
Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Guy Keesee wrote: Good shrooms?
The tea was great! Though it played less of a role than you would think for the Captain...

I know I sound like 'that guy'... And there's lots of boulders piled up that make 'a tunnel/cave' in the park but this was very different. I spoke with someone once that told me they knew exactly what I was talkin about and it was a very difficult hike to find but once you did it was one of those things you'd be hard pressed to forget.
Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752

Is the Hidden Valley Trail paved?

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

Hidden Valley, no.

Real Hidden Valley has some paved trails.

The Chasm in Real Hidden Valley starts on that big formation to your left as you walk the trail into the Real Hidden Valley loop. Once you come around the corner and can see off to the left, "Tumbling Rainbow" (Off in the distance), you're pretty much there at the start. You come out on the opposite side you started from, down a ways near "Loose Lady" or in that area.

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Locker wrote:Hidden Valley, no. Real Hidden Valley has some paved trails. The Chasm in Real Hidden Valley starts on that big formation to your left as you walk the trail into the Real Hidden Valley loop. Once you come around the corner and can see off to the left, "Tumbling Rainbow" (Off in the distance), you're pretty much there at the start. You come out on the opposite side you started from, down a ways near "Loose Lady" or in that area.
Thnx Locker. Is there a map online that would show the paved trails?

From what I've seen of the chasm, its something totally different. Our trip was on top of a formation. The tunnel was only a small part of it and was relatively short. We figured we'd have to turn around and backtrack off the cliff but then someone found the cave and decided to go into it... and then found this tinny hole on the side we could escape from and on top of another slab that lead to the path.

Pretty sure I sound like a mental patient at this point... I guess no one on here has any clue what I'm talking about... shame. Might try to dig up the trip photos and see if I have any from that night.
Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

Morgan,

the one I am referring to, you're in it most of the time and it's pretty long.

If you park at the first bathroom on the right when you pull into the parking area, it is pretty much right in front of you. That large formation on the left of the trail on the way into the loop.

EDITED to add:

You sound like a mental patient.

:-)

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Locker wrote:Morgan, the one I am referring to, you're in it most of the time and it's pretty long. If you park at the first bathroom on the right when you pulling into the parking area, it is pretty much right in front of you. That large formation on the left of the trail on the way into the loop.
Ya exactly def not it... No idea about the Sillohette of the woman or this cave I speak of though, eh?
Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

Morgan,

if you haven't done the Chasm I am speaking of, you should consider it. It's an absolute blast!

EDITED:

In case someone else is reading this and considering heading in.

Again, my memory on it isn't the best. But I recall that it is not a Chasm that I would consider to be "Kid friendly", especially small/young kids. It does require making some occasional moves that may well be in the 5th class range.

Mike Brady · · Van Diesel, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 681
Locker wrote:Morgan, if you haven't done the Chasm I am speaking of, you should consider it. It's an absolute blast! EDITED: In case someone else is reading this and considering heading in. Again, my memory on it isn't the best. But I recall that it is not a Chasm that I would consider to be "Kid friendly", especially small/young kids. It does require making some occasional moves that may well be in the 5th class range.
From what I remember there is a chill bombay chimney in the Chasm as well. Or is that some variation?
Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,752
Locker wrote:Morgan, if you haven't done the Chasm I am speaking of, you should consider it. It's an absolute blast! EDITED: In case someone else is reading this and considering heading in. Again, my memory on it isn't the best. But I recall that it is not a Chasm that I would consider to be "Kid friendly", especially small/young kids. It does require making some occasional moves that may well be in the 5th class range.
If I ever make it back def! We spent five days in the park and that hike as well as a night ascent of the gargole were some of my fav moments even though I was climbing hard back then and neither were that difficult, well physically at least!

For the life of me I cant seem to find a single decent trail map of Real Hidden Valley and I consider myself a pretty astute internet sleuth!
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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