Outing Summary
Car Camp
 

Trip# 6: Dos Cabezas - CANCELLED  Grade: M4BDate: 2/3/2024
Leader: Bill SwartzAssistant: Shannon Svensen
We will meet at the Grossmont Center park n ride and carpool 1.5 hours to the restaurant east of Ocotillo. We will proceed to the Dos Cabezas area where we will set up camp. High-clearance vehicles are needed for the dirt-road portion of the trip to Dos Cabezas. On Saturday, we will take a 3 mile hike in this area. Sunday, we will break camp and hike 2 miles up Mortero Palms Canyon and return to the cars. The palm grove is one of the densest palm groves in Anza-Borrego. We will pass a water trough left by the early ranchers in the area, and morteros that the Indians used to prepare food. Some of the hike includes boulder scrambling and is off trail. Will focus on safety, setting up camp and winter star constellations.

Special Outing Requirements: Day Pack, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, one dinner.

Water Requirements: 2 Gallons

Outing Requirements:
Filtering Water (water available)
Bouldering/scrambling with BACKPACK
Bouldering/scrambling with DAYPACK
Rocky, rough, uneven terrain
Hiking through thick brush or bushes
4WD vehicle required
High clearance vehicle required
High or 4WD vehicle recommended
Adventure Pass required
Trekking poles recommended/required
Special clothing/gear rcmd./rqd.
GPS use/demo
Night navigation
Backpack loading demo
Gear use/discussion
Evening fire
Potluck
 SaturdaySunday
 MilesGain (ft)Loss (ft)MilesGain (ft)Loss (ft)
Backpack      
Day Hike35005004500500

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