San Diego Trail Tramps ~ Scheduled Hikes for 2013

  Mt. Palm Springs/Canyon Sin Nombre/Dolomite Mine/Mine Peak

Date:  Sunday, February 17, 2013  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Directions: Take I-8 East from San Diego to Ocotillo. From Ocotillo, head north on Highway S-2 to Mtn. Palm Springs @ mile 47.1 turnoff, for the first leg of our progressive hike. Refer to our Mt. Palm Springs map for details.

Hike Description: Today, time permitting, we'll be doing progressive hikes covering a variety of desert areas; from palm grove oases to slot canyons, a mining area and a summit with great views of the nearby mountains and badlands. (Since we've hiked into these various areas on previous occasions, the links below will take you to those webpages for additional information.)

First on the list is Mountain Palm Springs, with a brief hike into the southwest palm grove oasis. Then, a visit to Canyon Sin Nombre, with a climb up thru a slot canyon up onto the surrounding mesa. Finally, we'll head over to the Elliot Dolomite Mine & Mine Peak site. We'll hike up from the mine site to the summit of Mine Peak, with awesome 360° views of the Carizo Badlands, Coyote Mtns., Anza Borrego Desert and Laguna Mtns. in the distance.