But then, maybe we wouldn't have tried it had we known.
There's an outcropping after the first half-dozen switch-backs for your first taste of the view and for an already needed rest.
RV campground below. Our house is down there.
A little higher with more still to come.
The campground, Coyote Mountain and Henderson Canyon, the start of Font's Point.
Font's Point and the town of Borrego Springs.
The Anza-Borrego visitor center.
As it turned out, the trail was a a good practice run for Saturday's trek.