Feeling satisfied about claiming a summit, we promptly headed back to the trailhead via a slightly different route. No problems were encountered, and upon our return to the trailhead, we drove back into the city to find a restaurant for a well-deserved lunch.
|Dinah starts off along one of the trails emanating from Late Night Trailhead, but she would soon leave it to head up the hill at left.|
From the low ridge, Dinah is already treated to fine views of Black Velvet Peak (far left), Monument Peak (left) and Mount Wilson (right of centre).
|The broad ridge continues to a high point at centre (in front of the rugged peaks in the background).|
|Dinah approaches the high point of Heart Hill (left of centre).|
|Sonny and Dinah sit on the high point of Heart Hill (1328 metres).|
|A stony heart can be found near the high point.|
|To the west is Hollow Rock Peak.|
|Colourful Calico Hills stand out to the north.|
|Blue Diamond Hill sits to the northeast.|
The Bird Spring Range stretches away to the south across Highway 160.
|The south side of Heart Hill has some unexpectedly rugged cliffs.|
|Dinah passes some Joshua trees on her way back to the trailhead.|
Distance: 2.9 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 1 hour 59 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 146 metres