Outing Summary
Car Camp

Trip# 8: Calcite Mine and Slots / South Palm Wash  Grade: M6BDate: 2/3/2024
Leader: Blaine HinckleyAssistant: Michael Taylor
Saturday after arriving in Souht Palm Wash, we’ll set up camp, then head out to Calcite Mine and slot canyons. This hike is at the SE end of the Santa Rosa Mountains and brings us into chaotic rock formations and thru slot canyons. We will travel single-file thru some of the best slot canyons in the Anza-Borrego Desert! We will stop for lunch near Locomotive Rock enjoying sweeping views. After lunch, we will head back through a different set of slots to our cars and back to camp for the night. Saturday night, we'll have a campfire, Covid-safe happy hour and dinner. You do need slightly high clearance think CRV; we will be driving .25 mile on a dirt road to camp. Sunday morning, we’ll get up, work on lessons, do a tent tour, and pack up.We will drive over to Palm Canyon for a beautiful creek-side hike with views of Indian Head. You may see Bighorn Sheep here.

Special Outing Requirements: Rock scrambling will occur with short climbs. $10.00 fee per car for parking at Palm Canyon.

2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, snacks and whatever else you need for food.

Water Requirements: 2-3 liters for Saturday dayhike, 1.5-2 liters for Sunday dayhike, 1 emergency gallon in the car.

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
 MilesGain (ft)Loss (ft)MilesGain (ft)Loss (ft)
Day Hike68508503500500

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