Hey! That’s great!
I had assumed you’d started in from the Whitewater Preserve, but seeing now that you started from Mission Creek, it makes total sense! Smart move.
I’ve made my way to Walthier Landing via the wash starting at the trout ponds and it’s a lot of work.
Now I have to go check out that old road. The wilderness up there is remote, and far from established trails. Looking forward to trying out this more reasonable ingress to it, though I don’t know if I’ll be following your route to look for that balloon! Ha! I know that terrain…We’re not great friends. 🙂
Thanks again for sharing.