Hike Leader: Mike Puzzo
$45 / $35 for ABF Members
Want to go on a serious adventure in Anza-Borrego but don’t know the area well enough to go it alone? Not for the feeble-legged or the weak-hearted, Mike’s Hikes are extremely strenuous treks through difficult terrain. All participants should be very experienced hikers, accustomed to full day, 10+ mile strenuous hikes. Each person should be prepared with their own essentials- water, food, clothing… the works. Due to the difficulty of these hikes, the hike leader reserves the right to turn a participant away if deemed unprepared.
This first hike will be an aggressive and steep hike with loose footing to the summit of Indian Head. Total mileage up and back will be about 8 miles with 3,200 feet of elevation. Be prepared for this hike to take the entire 8-hour day. We will start out in beautiful Borrego Palm Canyon for 2 ½ miles through lush desert canyon growth, then head off-trail up the steep slope of Indian Head. Your reward? Spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the Borrego Valley, Borrego Badlands and the Vallecito Mountains.
Bring: AT LEAST 1 gallon of water, lunch, snacks, gloves, sturdy clothing and footwear, and anything you need to be prepared for a day-long, strenuous trek.
Meet: Borrego Palm Canyon Trailhead.