Hikes & Hops at Calcite Mine Area

Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Scott Turner, co-Author of the 5th Edition of Afoot & Afield in San Diego County
$20 / $15 for ABF Members
; One free outreach event for new members in the last 3 months

Join us for a moderate loop approaching the historic Calcite Mine by way of the access road. Once at the mine, we'll have a brief discussion of its historical significance while also allowing time for snacking or exploring of nearby Locomotive Rock. The return will take us through a spectacular slot canyon that will deposit us within South Fork Palm Wash before we make the brief climb back to the road.

Meet: at the large pullout just past Mile Marker 38 going east on Highway S-22. You will be parking on either the left or right side of the road. DO NOT go down the hill in your vehicle. We will meet at the pullout and begin our adventure there.

Bring: plenty of water (it may still be quite warm in ABDSP in November), snacks, sturdy hiking shoes, a hat, long sleeves, sun protection, lunch, and anything else you may need to be comfortable during the should season in the desert. It could be quite warm, so be prepared with layers.

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.