27-Mar-2005 -- This weekend was spent visiting two confluences and a hike up the Imperial County (California) highpoint, Blue Angels Peak, with some friends of mine. After parting ways in El Centro I worked my way north and east past Brawley and Glamis to Vista Mine Road, east of the vast Algodones Sand Dunes. South on Vista Mine Rd for 2.2 miles, I found a track heading northwest. I followed the track briefly but parked before a rather heinous wash crossing, and hoofed it from there. I walked the remaining track for about a half-mile until it grew very indistinct, then took off cross-country on a WNW bearing for another mile or so until I got close in to the magical point. I was able to zero the GPS just south of a small tree, near a small cairn left by a previous visitor. I took the four required photos, but it all looks the same in this somewhat featureless terrain. The hike back went quick and I had no nav problems; the whole trip took about 50 minutes. Afterwards it was just a quick 230-mile drive back home.