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Malapai Hill previously climbed Sat, Dec 11, 2010|
Day 4 of my birthday desert roadtrip saw us doing a mix of obscure summits in the Joshua Tree area. Bob Sumner would be joining us today, planning to meet us at the junction of the Geology Tour Rd with the main park road at 7a. Camped outside the park we underestimated just how long it takes to drive from the southern entrance to Geology Tour Rd, arriving some 10-15min past the meeting time. Bob didn't seem perturbed as our little caravan of three vehicles pulled into the parking lot found there. To keep from having to move too much stuff out of any one vehicle, we took two cars to get the four of us to the first TH.
Tom had to head home while the three of us remained for another exciting evening of desert nightlife (just kidding). We found what I thought was a great place for dinner at the Crossroads Cafe in Joshua Tree. Perhaps a little pricey, but I thought the ahi fish tacos were worth the $14. The others seemed to enjoy their meal as well with an interesting atmosphere and good service. Definitely would recommend the place to others (as I'm doing here). And I picked up the tab to make good on my agreement with Bob. Afterwards we drove east to Gold Crown Rd some 16mi past 29 Palms where we would spend the night. Bob had gotten up at 3a to join us that morning so he was off to sleep almost as soon as we had circled the wagons. Karl joined me in the van for a feature movie and snacks. It's a hard life out here in the desert...
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