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Rocko1
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4/13/2021
Rocko1
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Went up to Rabbit Peak this last weekend with a group of 3 others. Started at S22 at 5:30am. Was already 73F. I was carrying 9L of water.








Mile High-save that one for another day.


Made it up to Villager around 11. Rested an hour or so and started off to Rabbit. My favorite spot to get out of the sun on Villager.


Having slept only an hour the night before and having some issues with high output hikes and eating low carb coupled with electrolytes being off, it was a perfect storm for me hitting the wall. I really struggled from about 5 miles in. This last push to Rabbit looked insurmountable to me.



Two from our group got to Rabbit about 3, I got there around 4. Was a great feeling despite being so weak.



My sleeping quarters for the night.



Was low 70s. I had used 4L of water to get to Rabbit-that was with conserving. I cached 1L at Villager. Rabbit really has a nice place to wonder around and look at the views.



Video of Rabbit camp area.
https://youtu.be/EssX1R1QITc


We woke up at 5am and headed back at just after 6am. I felt like my old self again. Low for the night was 50F. No wind at all this night.

Some of the best sunrise colors I have ever seen. It was surreal at how vibrant the sky looked.





Salton Sea.


Toro and maybe Dawns?



Stopped at Villager for a quick break and retrieve our water.


The path back to S22. A long way to go..



Made it back to the car by 12:40pm. Drank the last liter of water 1 mile from the car. Was 93F at the trailhead.

In retrospect I would have done this in cooler temps, brought a bivy to cowboy camp and I could have used 2 more liters of water. The area around Rabbit was my favorite so far. I really was amazed at how how healthy/green the area was.

Our stats.
22.72 Miles
8,289' gain/8,269' loss.


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Brian
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4/13/2021
Brian
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Impressive hike and impressive elevation gain! In all my years of hiking I've never paid much attention to the question of how much elevation gain is reasonable for me to attempt in a day. Now I'm starting to pay attention out of necessity. When we did Granite, that was reasonable for me. This one wouldn't be.
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Britain
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4/13/2021
Britain
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Pretty awesome! Thanks for the share!

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tommy750
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4/13/2021
tommy750
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Just thinking about 9L x 2.2lbs/L= makes me hit the wall smile Great TR and really like your pano pic above the selfie. Okay, the selfie is nice, too...
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Buford
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4/13/2021
Buford
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Glad you made it. I think I saw you guys getting ready in the morning.

The sunrise shot is awesome.
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Scooter
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4/13/2021
Scooter
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Outstanding trip report. Beautiful days and no wind ! Nice
Have done Dawns in a day trip and overnight. On the day trip we camped on rock house road at the trail head the night before. Left before sunrise and came back around 8 pm in the dark. The worst part of Dawns is there is no trail like Villager. Good Luck
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rockhopper
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4/14/2021
rockhopper
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Good show man. Glad you made it happen. You got your sunrise photos! Only been up to Rabbit once. That was enough for me. Great trip and photos. Congratulations. You will remember Rabbit the rest of your lives. Guaranteed!
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Buford
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4/14/2021
Buford
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I went by the trailhead about 5:30 or so saturday morning on my way out to the desert and saw multiple groups heading out or packing up. I was not on the Villager/Rabbit ridgeline.

9L of water EEK! That is why I dayhike stuff like this.
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dsefcik
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4/23/2021
dsefcik
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Looks like it was a good trip, sunrise on the rosa's is the best ever with the salton sea., highly recommended..!

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rockhopper
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4/25/2021
rockhopper
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That first sun rise photo pic on Rabbit peak is just fantastic!
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tekewin
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5/27/2021
tekewin
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I loved the first sunrise photo, but the ones on Rabbit were amazing! Some of the best I've ever seen.


Great job getting up there and back safely. Rabbit is mighty.

Dawns is still on my list, too, but it might be too hot already.
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tekewin
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5/30/2021
tekewin
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Rocko1 wrote:
tekewin wrote:
I loved the first sunrise photo, but the ones on Rabbit were amazing! Some of the best I've ever seen.


Great job getting up there and back safely. Rabbit is mighty.

Dawns is still on my list, too, but it might be too hot already.

Thanks. Dawns is on my list as well. I think it will have to wait until cooler months. Also not something I would do solo.



Same. Not a good one to solo.
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