Hikes & Hops at Mountain Palm Springs

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Leader: Ashley Kvitek, ABF Education & Outreach Coordinator
Fee: $20 / $15 for ABF Members; 1 HH/BB free for new members in the last 3 months

Join Ashley for a 5-mile hike in one of her favorite spots in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park! We will wind our way through a loop in the Mountain Palm Springs area, visiting 4 different palm groves on our way and perhaps taking a side trip to see the Elephant Trees in Torote Bowl. The exact route will be decided as a group. We will stop to rest in the palm groves, but be prepared to be outside and under the sun with no shade for the entire time we are hiking.

Meet: At the Mountain Palm Springs parking area. As you are driving on the dirt road, keep to your right to head to the parking area. You will be driving away from the restroom/camping area.

Bring: Sturdy shoes, hiking poles if you typically use them, sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long sleeve, etc.), more water than you think you need, snacks, a lunch, and anything else you might need to be comfortable for a full day in the desert in winter.

Hikes & Hops and Bikes & Brews with Anza-Borrego Foundation
Good scenery, good beer, good company
Hikes & Hops and Bikes & Brews connect people with two things in common -- a love of Anza-Borrego and craft beer. Hikes & Hops is a social hike series in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, with Bikes & Brews being the same but with mountain and road bike rides, and a series of craft brewery happy hours throughout Southern California. Join us for a hike and a beer, a bike and a brew or let us come to you for a brewery event!

**This event includes the consumption of alcohol. Families with children are welcome if they can keep up with the group or be carried. ABF may request photo ID for any participant who looks 30 and under. Only those over the age of 21 will be allowed to participate in the “hops” portion of the event. Be responsible when drinking. Camping in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is encouraged and there are several hotels in Borrego Springs. At the very least, please visit one of our Borrego Partner restaurants for a good meal before heading home.