Jay Allen Sanford 7 p.m., May 28
— October 17, 2012 8:14 p.m.
— December 23, 2010 2:58 p.m.
Climb to the top of Anza-Borrego's Sunset Mountain, the peak that warmly glows in late-afternoon light.This was one of my first serious desert hikes a couple of decades ago. Closest I've ever come to heat exhaustion; I learned a lot about what not to do from that one. (I.e.: don't start mid-morning in the summer; don't forget to take plenty of food and water; don't forget that on an off-trail hike the descent is as grueling as the ascent...) My reward, at least, was a sight of a desert bighorn at the summit, a couple of hundred feet away.
— June 2, 2010 8:30 p.m.