Scott Turner, co-Author of the 5th Edition of Afoot & Afield in San Diego County
$45 / $35 for ABF Members
Not Quite Mike's Hikes **These hikes are geared towards a more adventurous audience, capable of hiking off-trail over rough terrain for extended periods of time. Hiking will be our focus but you’re sure to learn a thing or two about the Park’s diverse ecosystems along the way.**
This unofficially named trio of peaks crowning a tan-colored massif near the southeast end of the Santa Rosa Mountains offers one of the more challenging and spectacular day-hiking experiences within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We will sentence all of our calories to a fiery death as we ascend nearly 5,000 feet over 13.6 miles from the desert floor at the opening of Palo Verde Canyon to the Santa Rosa crest.
Hikers attempting this route should be in good physical condition. Additionally, hikers should be prepared for steep grades, loose soil, rugged footing, and prolonged periods of exposure. There is no water and no shade along the route, so extra sun-protection will be crucial. Bring AT LEAST six liters of water and a lot of snacks and lunch.
Due to the difficulty of this hike, the leader reserves the right to turn away any participant deemed unprepared for the adventure. This includes the right to turn someone away the day of the hike.
Meet: To be determined. We will email participants before the hike with all necessary information
Bring: AT LEAST 6 liters of water, long sleeves, pants, a hat, sun protection, leather gloves, sturdy hiking boots, and whatever else you may need for a full strenuous day in the desert.