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3 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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Rocko1 wrote:

What would you guesstimate the size/weight of that cat you captured?



Well, my wild guesstimate would be 130 pounds +- 10 and a little over 6 feet long with tail. I would also guess female based on the lack of scarring on her face, but the only way to know for sure is to look under the tail. Males have a black spot there in addition to other goods.
3 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
tekewin wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:

When the wife and I backpacked near here a few months ago she woke me up at 2am saying there was something sniffing the tent. I said it's probably a mouse and fell back asleep. I showed her this video and she said 'See! It was a Mountain Lion!' smile
edited by Rocko1 on 3/20/2019


It could absolutely have been that lion trying to figure out if you were food! The timing of her patrol would line up pretty well with your trip, plus all the big prints you found on the way out. Exciting times.



What would you guesstimate the size/weight of that cat you captured?
3 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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Rocko1 wrote:

When the wife and I backpacked near here a few months ago she woke me up at 2am saying there was something sniffing the tent. I said it's probably a mouse and fell back asleep. I showed her this video and she said 'See! It was a Mountain Lion!' smile
edited by Rocko1 on 3/20/2019


It could absolutely have been that lion trying to figure out if you were food! The timing of her patrol would line up pretty well with your trip, plus all the big prints you found on the way out. Exciting times.
3 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
rockhopper wrote:
Thanks for the trail camp placement. Great work. I've seen a lot of nice Cat tracks in the wet sand gulley bottoms. Glad I am zipped up in my tent at night!



When the wife and I backpacked near here a few months ago she woke me up at 2am saying there was something sniffing the tent. I said it's probably a mouse and fell back asleep. I showed her this video and she said 'See! It was a Mountain Lion!' smile
edited by Rocko1 on 3/20/2019
3 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

rockhopper
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Thanks for the trail camp placement. Great work. I've seen a lot of nice Cat tracks in the wet sand gulley bottoms. Glad I am zipped up in my tent at night!
3 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

rockhopper
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Glad you had a great trip. Nice photos. I like the alignment of the Coyote and Rabbit peak picture.
4 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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ziphius wrote:
Great photos and trip report Iron Hiker. The cougar notwithstanding (!) you're very lucky to get a ringtail on camera. Important data point. If you have an iNaturalist account or want to start one, post those trail cam records on there. Bummer about the bighorn skull.... too many lurkers on the internet looking for easy finds. I'm more and more generic (and less frequent) in my posts these days. smile



Out of a couple thousand hours of trailcam video, this is the only ringtail. I had only heard rumors of these beasts before. I wish there was more of it.

Will check out iNaturalist, thanks.
4 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

ziphius
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Great photos and trip report Iron Hiker. The cougar notwithstanding (!) you're very lucky to get a ringtail on camera. Important data point. If you have an iNaturalist account or want to start one, post those trail cam records on there. Bummer about the bighorn skull.... too many lurkers on the internet looking for easy finds. I'm more and more generic (and less frequent) in my posts these days. smile
4 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Britain
Britain
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Britain
Britain
Posts: 375
Topic: Desert Flowers
Good stuff still of the beaten path...by yourself!
4 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
tekewin wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
Great trail cam clips, Tekewin. You can see a little brown line just to the right of your route starting point. That's where I found a cache of several sheep remains a while back. Your kitty is getting around. Need to start parking my old trail cam out in the boonies again!



Cool! I suspect desert lions have a big territory. Trailcams are fun and addicting, but often disappointing, too.

There is a great web mini-series on Lions produced by UC Davis here. They have released 4 out of 7 episodes so far on Youtube.


Nice. I agree with the cams being disappointing at times. Every time I car camp in AB with my brother he brings his older game cam. We have gotten nothing except moths. I keep telling him it's broken.. I think it's his snoring keeping any and all animals away from the cam.
4 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Buford wrote:
Nice flowers.

Too bad flower season has become such a train wreck around town.


No kidding. I hiked down the wash to 78 while my brother napped and I couldn't believe the cars on that road. Bumper to bumper going both directions on Saturday.
5 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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tommy750 wrote:
Great trail cam clips, Tekewin. You can see a little brown line just to the right of your route starting point. That's where I found a cache of several sheep remains a while back. Your kitty is getting around. Need to start parking my old trail cam out in the boonies again!



Cool! I suspect desert lions have a big territory. Trailcams are fun and addicting, but often disappointing, too.

There is a great web mini-series on Lions produced by UC Davis here. They have released 4 out of 7 episodes so far on Youtube.
5 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
tekewin
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Buford wrote:

That sucks. I try not to post too many specifics in trip reports because of things like this.

According to the sheep scientists, there are more than 300 sheep in the park. I think it was ~600+. The ~200-300 is just how many get counted each year in July, and the count only covers north of the 78.

There are also plenty of deer in ABDSP for the lions to eat. The upper San Ysidros have a lot of deer and lion signs.

You are right about Cuyamaca, it is crawling with deer and turkeys.



Always a tough call whether to post locations.

I found a huge cache of deer bones in a northern gully of Hellhole Flat below San Ysidro East. Would be a great place for a cam but brutal to get there. It's good to know the sheep population is much larger than the count.
edited by tekewin on 3/19/2019
5 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tommy750
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Great trail cam clips, Tekewin. You can see a little brown line just to the right of your route starting point. That's where I found a cache of several sheep remains a while back. Your kitty is getting around. Need to start parking my old trail cam out in the boonies again!
5 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Buford
Buford
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Buford
Buford
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Nice flowers.

Too bad flower season has become such a train wreck around town.
5 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Buford
Buford
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Buford
Buford
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
tekewin wrote:
...

I was sad to find the skull gone.




That sucks. I try not to post too many specifics in trip reports because of things like this.

According to the sheep scientists, there are more than 300 sheep in the park. I think it was ~600+. The ~200-300 is just how many get counted each year in July, and the count only covers north of the 78.

There are also plenty of deer in ABDSP for the lions to eat. The upper San Ysidros have a lot of deer and lion signs.

You are right about Cuyamaca, it is crawling with deer and turkeys.
6 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
tekewin wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:
Very nice! There were so many cat tracks in that area when I went-many in the Nolina wash just east of the saddle separating Bighorn Canyon. It's disheartening that someone would take the skull but doesn't surprise me. What model trail cam is that?

Are you saying the animals are travelling up Bighorn and back out the same way?
edited by Rocko1 on 3/18/2019


Hey Rocko1, the trailcam is a Bushnell 20MP Trophy Cam HD Low Glow (about $140 on Amazon). It has a faint red LED at night that animals notice which gets their attention and they often look at the camera. It doesn't scare them.


Yes, the animals all appear to enter and exit from the right which is downstream in Bighorn Canyon. I was sad to find the skull gone.




Thanks-I have been looking for a decent cam. Great trip report. I imagine as the temps heat towards summer the traffic will continue to increase there. I noticed the park had a trail cam mounted to the tank-I think it was cabled or locked up somehow.
6 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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Rocko1 wrote:
Very nice! There were so many cat tracks in that area when I went-many in the Nolina wash just east of the saddle separating Bighorn Canyon. It's disheartening that someone would take the skull but doesn't surprise me. What model trail cam is that?

Are you saying the animals are travelling up Bighorn and back out the same way?
edited by Rocko1 on 3/18/2019


Hey Rocko1, the trailcam is a Bushnell 20MP Trophy Cam HD Low Glow (about $140 on Amazon). It has a faint red LED at night that animals notice which gets their attention and they often look at the camera. It doesn't scare them.


Yes, the animals all appear to enter and exit from the right which is downstream in Bighorn Canyon. I was sad to find the skull gone.



6 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Went out this weekend for some car camping with my brother. Decided to try out Lizard Wash. Nice little canyon although crowded as is all of AB with bloomageddon in full swing.
Looking south towards Chuckwalla Wash.


Barrel cactus are looking to be in peak condition.


6 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
Very nice! There were so many cat tracks in that area when I went-many in the Nolina wash just east of the saddle separating Bighorn Canyon. It's disheartening that someone would take the skull but doesn't surprise me. What model trail cam is that?

Are you saying the animals are travelling up Bighorn and back out the same way?
edited by Rocko1 on 3/18/2019
6 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

dsrt_dave
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Posts: 9
ziphius wrote:
Nice trip report and photos! Pena Spring was just a trickle? It has been a steady flow every time I've visited, I wonder if the pipes are breaking somewhere upline. If you have any photos of the spring flow, post 'em!


Yeah, the pipes are probably clogged or damaged. There was a steady flow of water out of the spring itself, but just drops from the pipe. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of the spring flow.
6 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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Buford wrote:
The kill last weekend was a bighorn. Not fresh, kinda old. Saw some live ones too. Some cat signs in the area.

I don’t think you saw any sheep because of the time of year. Not hot enough for bighorn to need water.



Ah, didn't think of that. I was wondering if there are more lions around Cuyamaca because of the deer than in the desert. With 300 or less sheep in the park, lions probably make a better living on deer.
7 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
The kill last weekend was a bighorn. Not fresh, kinda old. Saw some live ones too. Some cat signs in the area.

I don’t think you saw any sheep because of the time of year. Not hot enough for bighorn to need water.
7 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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Buford wrote:
Kitty!

Awesome. I have wanted to get a trailcam and leave it for shots just like that. The ringtail is cool, didn’t realize one would be out that direction. I’ve seen one in Palm canyon.

Found yet another likely lion kill last weekend.
edited by Buford on 3/16/2019


Lion kill bighorn or deer? The ringtail was surprising. So was NOT finding any coyotes or bighorns. All of the animals appear to come upstream from Bighorn Canyon and exit downstream.
7 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Nolina Peak and a cougar
Kitty!

Awesome. I have wanted to get a trailcam and leave it for shots just like that. The ringtail is cool, didn’t realize one would be out that direction. I’ve seen one in Palm canyon.

Found yet another likely lion kill last weekend.
edited by Buford on 3/16/2019
7 days ago
Topic:
Nolina Peak and a cougar

tekewin
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When I did Bighorn Canyon Peak and the guzzler six weeks ago, I set up a trailcam at the guzzler hoping to find out who was responsible for the boneyard. Well, the bones are very old so this particular cougar may not be responsible, but her relative might be. Anyway, here is the video I got including one cougar, a grey fox, and a ringtail(!?).



Here is a still:



Nolina Peak is east of the wash and rises to 3858', higher than even Sunset Mountain. There is no trail, so I went up the wash until I found a place that looked reasonable to leave the wash and would get me to a major ridge. The slopes were similar to Bighorn, but the agave got thinner near the top. The small summit boulder was obvious and the register was a glass jar inside a red can. The most recent register was placed by the Monday Maniacs, and an older register went back to the 1980s. Nolina had superior views looking out over Harper Flat toward the Vallecito Mountains. The round trip without visiting Blue Spring would probably be about 5 miles. I dropped off a steeper slope into a side canyon and eventually got back to Nolina Wash. I was relieved to see the trailcam still there and in position. I always worry about it getting picked up by another hiker or in this case dislodged by the storms. There was serious erosion over the last six weeks in Blue Spring. A lot of bones were moved and the skull was gone. My guess is it was taken because it was sitting on a rock and was too heavy for wind to have moved it. The deer carcass was also completely gone, which might be due to animal activity. I carelessly ate some cholla in Bighorn Canyon, but still had a glorious day in the desert.



Leaving the wash


Near the top


Summit


Harper Flat




Descending back down to the wash and the guzzler



edited by tekewin on 3/16/2019
8 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

ziphius
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Nice trip report and photos! Pena Spring was just a trickle? It has been a steady flow every time I've visited, I wonder if the pipes are breaking somewhere upline. If you have any photos of the spring flow, post 'em!
10 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Buford
Buford
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Buford
Buford
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Britain wrote:
Butterflies are pretty thick in the air this year


There are.

Also noticed a lot of bushes would buzz when hiking by last Sunday. It was from all the butterflies trying to escape at once and hitting branches.
10 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Britain
Britain
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Britain
Britain
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Butterflies are pretty thick in the air this year
12 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

dsrt_dave
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Posts: 9
Rocko1 wrote:
Nice report. Great pictures. What was the trouble finding the Pena Spring? Is it mis-marked on the map?

Also, what do you use for navigation?


Not really an issue finding it, it was more deciding to get there, or go do West I was following a previous GPX route on my Gaia GPS app, but the route headed East. I decided to follow my own path to Pena Springs, but there were a lot of boulders to navigate around, and a hill to go around. But it wasn't really an issue, I just had to plan my way out and stick to it. I had a compass and a map of the area, but I did not end up using them.
***EDIT: Oh, I did not read that quite right. Finding the spring itself was hard, not the area of Pena Springs. The place was just so full of vegetation and a lot of dead end use trails.
edited by dsrt_dave on 3/12/2019
12 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

Rocko1
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Nice report. Great pictures. What was the trouble finding the Pena Spring? Is it mis-marked on the map?

Also, what do you use for navigation?
12 days ago
Topic:
Bighorn Canyon Peak

tekewin
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tekewin
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Topic: Bighorn Canyon Peak
Buford wrote:

Have the Monday Maniacs been there? I don’t know if a peak counts unless their signature is in the register smile
edited by Buford on 2/3/2019



Update to correct the record. Another party climbed this peak at the end of February and found a register placed by...Monday Maniacs. I honestly didn't look very hard because I didn't expect to find anything. The Maniacs have been on just about every bump in the desert.
12 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

tekewin
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Great trip! I've been in the canyon above Pena Springs and it was quite nasty. Climbing up from where you did with camping gear is the kind of "fun" few people enjoy. Love the photos, especially the night shot.
12 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

dsrt_dave
dsrt_dave
Posts: 9
Buford wrote:
Nice. Glad it worked out.

Now you know why Ziphius and I asked how much adventure and bushwhacking you were up for.



Yeah, for sure. It was definitely an itch I had to scratch. Can't wait for my next trip!
12 days ago
Topic:
Winter Storms

Buford
Buford
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Buford
Buford
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Topic: Winter Storms
Hiking in bad weather can pay off.

A couple years ago:




This year:






Bad weather brings flowers later. Everyone goes to the Henderson Canyon Rd fields. There are plenty of places with great blooms not advertised if you actually get out of your car and explore a little (or a lot). From yesterday:





Huge poppy fields:


Got Lupine?


The hungry, hungry caterpillars


edited by Buford on 3/11/2019
edited by Buford on 3/12/2019
edited by Buford on 3/12/2019
12 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Buford
Buford
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Buford
Buford
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Good to see people exploring flowers somewhere other than the crowded spots near town.
12 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

Buford
Buford
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Nice. Glad it worked out.

Now you know why Ziphius and I asked how much adventure and bushwhacking you were up for.
12 days ago
Topic:
Hellohole Canyon - Culp Valley Loop

dsrt_dave
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I ended up doing the trip I was discussing in a previous thread and went up Culp Valley through Hellhole Canyon. I set out this past Saturday from the Hellhole Canyon Trailhead. I started at around 9:30 AM. The trail to the falls was full of people, and there was a line of people to see the falls. It wasn't until I got past the falls that I finally got some solitude. A lot of bushwhacking and route finding from there on out. I kept going until I reached the South Fork of Hellhole Canyon, at that point I started my ascent up the canyon wall. This was the hardest, most arduous part of the trip for sure. It took a lot of route finding and breaks in between. I had to deal with a really steep ascent, loose gravel, and a bunch of stuff that wants to poke you. As a result, I ended up doing quite a bit of zigzagging. It wasn't until I was almost half way up that the ascent was not longer as steep. Even though the rest of the way was not as steep, now I had to deal with a mine field of boulders, so It took quite a bit of scanning the terrain and looking at the topography to map out my way. I reached Pena Springs around 2:00 pm and I was greeted by some fellow hikers that were trying to find the spring. We set off together to find it, it was not easy. The place was chocked with thick vegetation. Finally, after much backtracking, we found the spring and a metal 2" pipe with a slow trickle of water. I ended up filling up one of my water bottles and set off towards the CRHT. I think I reached Culp Valley a bit before 3:00 PM. There were plenty of people camping at Culp Valley, but I was able to find a nice secluded spot with good views of the San Ysidro Mountains. It was a cold night full of stars Broke up camp the next day and left at around 9:30 am. I got on the CRHT and followed it all the way down to the trailhead. I was at my car by 12:00 pm. Overall, it was a great adventure. However, the climb out of the canyon was a bit to much, especially with so much weight on my back. Glad I did it though.


View of Indianhead Mountain:



So much color:



On my way to the Canyon:



First set of Palms:



Maindenhair Falls in all her glory:



Deep in the Canyon, past the waterfall:



Hellohole Canyon south fork. This marks the beginning of my ascent of the canyon wall:



Almost there:



Pena Springs:



Looking back, as I head to Culp Valley:



Culp Valley:



Home for the night:



Night Sky:



Heading back down the CRHT:



Cool pic:



Last Stretch:

edited by dsrt_dave on 3/11/2019
edited by dsrt_dave on 3/11/2019
13 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Did Diablo Peak via June Wash this weekend. So many flowers up this wash. I have never seen more butterflies in my life-like swarms of them.





13 days ago
Topic:
Yaqui Peak/Wilson Benchmark?

Rocko1
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dsefcik wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:
Saw there was a guzzler near Yaqui peak also.

Yeah, that is one of the guzzler locations, I have not been to that one yet, post any photos if you get up there.

Going out this weekend for a couple of nights. I will try to get to this spot as well.
13 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

dsrt_dave
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Made it up to Culp Valley via Hellhole Canyon. It was a butt kicker. Returned the next day (today) down the CRHT.
http://imgur.com/i2YMwgf
13 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

Buford
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How was it? I drove by Saturday afternoon. The parking lot was full and people were parked out on Montezuma. Looked crowded.

I was trying to avoid town completely but Banner Grade was closed.
13 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Britain
Britain
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Britain
Britain
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Topic: Desert Flowers
I think 2 more weeks for full bloom.
13 days ago
Topic:
Yaqui Peak/Wilson Benchmark?

dsefcik
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Topic: Yaqui Peak/Wilson Benchmark?
Rocko1 wrote:
Saw there was a guzzler near Yaqui peak also.

Yeah, that is one of the guzzler locations, I have not been to that one yet, post any photos if you get up there.
14 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

ziphius
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ziphius
ziphius
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Desert Lily and Arizona Lupine are nice!
14 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

railexplorer
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railexplorer
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Topic: Desert Flowers
2 miles is a lot better than 0 miles. Looks like a nice day in the desert. I'm trying to clear the schedule to get out there.
14 days ago
Topic:
Desert Flowers

Britain
Britain
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Britain
Britain
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Topic: Desert Flowers
Finally got out to do a little hiking after busting up my ankle. Got in only 2 miles but its 2 miles. Ankle gave me no love. Got 2 mylars. So I guess my speed was 2 mylars a mile


15 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

ziphius
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What Buford said about the bushwhacking and terrain. I took the drainage and then canyon wall route up to Culp, with a day pack and it wasn't what I'd call an easy walk. Have never taken the CHRT up there, but that would be best option. I'd even consider backpacking one of the drainages near Big Spring for your 1st overnighter, relatively flat and great views. You could test out your water filtration gear at the same time.
15 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

Buford
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I would just go for it. Don’t go further than you can turn comfortably around and make it out.

It’s tough recommending things for other people when you don’t know what their limits are. For the past couple years I have done the sheep count. Every year there have been some people in over their head with the off trail hiking to get to the count site.

I have been in the main fork and north fork of upper Hellhole due north of Pena Spring. I remember there was a lot of brush and bushwhacking in the drainages at the time. One good flood or fire could change everything.
15 days ago
Topic:
Yaqui Peak/Wilson Benchmark?

Buford
Buford
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I’ve done Wilson BM and Pinyon Ridge high point. Easy hike along the abandoned Jeep track with quick detours to the high points.
15 days ago
Topic:
Yaqui Peak/Wilson Benchmark?

Rocko1
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Has anyone hiked Yaqui Peak or Wilson Benchmark? Thinking of stringing these and maybe Pinyon Ridge together for a day hike. Saw there was a guzzler near Yaqui peak also.

edited by Rocko1 on 3/8/2019
15 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

dsrt_dave
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Buford wrote:
Hiking through Hellhole from Maidenhair to Culp is probably tough due to bushwhacking and elevation gain. It may not be fun with a full pack. How much adventure are you up for? What kind of shape are you in?

To get from Culp to Hellhole you can use the easy to follow CRHT. It does not go through the canyon but the ridge above it.

There are big kitties all over the park. I've yet to see one.

In my opinion, lower Hellhole canyon is not the best backpacking location. There are limited spots in the canyon near Maidenhair. Since it is close to water it will probably be buggy and damp. It is well used. Good day hike though, if a bit crowded. Camping is probably better outside the mouth of the canyon.

dsefcik posted a whole bunch of backpacking options on here recently for easyish overnighters.


Hmmm. Well, I am not in the best shape, but I do have experience putting in miles and elevation gain with a full pack on me, but not really with bushwacking. I really want to visit hellhole canyon, but at the same time I am really liking the idea of setting camp in Culp Valley. I got a low clearance 2WD vehicle, so my options are limited. Might just try going up the CRHT this go around.
15 days ago
Topic:
Winter 2019 Flowers

Buford
Buford
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Buford
Buford
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Topic: Winter 2019 Flowers
I wonder if one of the next two weekends will be flowergeddon? I hope not.
15 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

Buford
Buford
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Hiking through Hellhole from Maidenhair to Culp is probably tough due to bushwhacking and elevation gain. It may not be fun with a full pack. How much adventure are you up for? What kind of shape are you in?

To get from Culp to Hellhole you can use the easy to follow CRHT. It does not go through the canyon but the ridge above it.

There are big kitties all over the park. I've yet to see one.

In my opinion, lower Hellhole canyon is not the best backpacking location. There are limited spots in the canyon near Maidenhair. Since it is close to water it will probably be buggy and damp. It is well used. Good day hike though, if a bit crowded. Camping is probably better outside the mouth of the canyon.

dsefcik posted a whole bunch of backpacking options on here recently for easyish overnighters.
16 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

dsrt_dave
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ziphius wrote:
Culp Valley is a lovely area, can be windy. I've hiked to Culp from Hellhole, nice trip. What solo backpacking scenario scares you most?


Yeah, Culp Valley is great, I spent a couple of nights car camping up there last year and did the Culp Valley loop trail hike. I guess, the usual stuff one really shouldn't worry about, like mountain lions, and specific to the canyon area, flash flooding. I know it is all super unlikely, like you said, the drive is way more dangerous. Any tips on hiking up to culp valley from hellhole canyon? Did you follow the canyon that branches off to Pena springs or did you just hike up the canyon wall?
16 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

ziphius
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Culp Valley is a lovely area, can be windy. I've hiked to Culp from Hellhole, nice trip. What solo backpacking scenario scares you most?
16 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

dsrt_dave
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ziphius wrote:
Welcome to the forum. The drive to the trail-head is inherently more dangerous than backpacking alone. I feel safer camping in Anza Borrego than I do sleeping in my house in the city. I have not camped in that area of the park, but see no reason to not try it, especially if you are familiar with it and are comfortable there. In your choice of tent-sites (if you're using a tent), just avoid obvious drainages and animal-use trails. Take photos and let us know how it goes with a trip report. - Jim
edited by ziphius on 3/8/2019


Hello jim, I completely agree, driving is probably the most dangerous activity almost all undertake. It is just my first time backpacking alone, so I am running all the possible scenarios in my head. Admittedly, I have never hiked into Hellhole Canyon before, just seen it from the Culp Valley area. I have actually thought of possibly switching it up a bit and hiking up to Culp Valley, via Hellohole Canyon, and set camp somewhere up there and come back down the CRHT the next day. This of course will depend on how I feel and how late in the day it is when I reach the upper part of the canyon, but it seems doable based on another trip report I read on. Regardless, I will definitely report back on the trip. Thank you!
16 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

ziphius
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Welcome to the forum. The drive to the trail-head is inherently more dangerous than backpacking alone. I feel safer camping in Anza Borrego than I do sleeping in my house in the city. I have not camped in that area of the park, but see no reason to not try it, especially if you are familiar with it and are comfortable there. In your choice of tent-sites (if you're using a tent), just avoid obvious drainages and animal-use trails. Take photos and let us know how it goes with a trip report. - Jim
edited by ziphius on 3/8/2019
16 days ago
Topic:
Thoughts on backpacking Hellhole Canyon.

dsrt_dave
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Hello,

I am thinking of backpacking hellhole canyon this weekend. This would be my first solo backpacking trip, and the thought of spending the night, alone, in the canyon does give me a bit of the creeps. I was wondering if it would make more sense to hike out to maidenhair falls and return to the desert floor, near the entrance of the Canyon (before it narrows), and set up camp. Does this seem like a good idea? Sorry if this question sounds dumb, I just wanted to see what you all think.
17 days ago
Topic:
How Accessible is Coyote Canyon Rd?

kk6mbh
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Thanks @Buford - I'll check the web page.
17 days ago
Topic:
How Accessible is Coyote Canyon Rd?

Buford
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kk6mbh wrote:
Any news on how the road in is looking? Looking at heading over next week and curious how the hill going into the canyon is. Thanks!


Currently closed somewhere between Desert Garden and Sheep Canyon.

Check the park webpage. It closed because >2.5” of rain fell in one day and obliterated the road. Right before that incident last month, it was passable.
18 days ago
Topic:
How Accessible is Coyote Canyon Rd?

kk6mbh
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Any news on how the road in is looking? Looking at heading over next week and curious how the hill going into the canyon is. Thanks!
20 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Desert snow
tommy750 wrote:
Like your Seco de Diablo lake pic, Buford. Wife and I were heading up the arroyo a couple weekends ago and encountered three trucks covered in mud coming down. Hmmm. Mud puddles or the seep, right?? Nope.

Just Gun It Right by tomteske, on Flickr


That’s the spot. Couldn’t tell how deep it was. I thought the canyon downstream was surprisingly not muddy, then found out why. I don’t remember it being like that a couple years ago.

A lot of canyons have fresh slides this winter. More rain on the way.
20 days ago
Topic:
Old Maps

tommy750
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tommy750
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Topic: Old Maps
Nice map. Blake's report on the Colorado Desert is here starting on page 228: https://books.google.com/books?id=Y92k3TEmYOkC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=twopage&q=colorado%20desert&f=false
20 days ago
Topic:
Old Maps

rockhopper
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rockhopper
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Topic: Old Maps
I recently inherited a collection of original old maps dated from the 1830's to 1850's era of the US. I would like share this one to add to the collection of our pool of knowledge of the south west. Please post your maps if you have em'.
1853 map showing "Warner's trail" from Fort Yuma to the coast and beyond. Auga Caliente being Warner's hot springs. Of interesting note is the naming of the "Valley of the Ancient Lake" and the ocean waters off the coast as "EarthQuake bay". Of course these trails were already travelled and well used by thousands of years of Native American use.

You may recognize the names of the explorers. Also the blue color is "granite type rocks"







edited by rockhopper on 3/3/2019
edited by rockhopper on 3/3/2019
20 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

tommy750
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tommy750
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Topic: Desert snow
Like your Seco de Diablo lake pic, Buford. Wife and I were heading up the arroyo a couple weekends ago and encountered three trucks covered in mud coming down. Hmmm. Mud puddles or the seep, right?? Nope.

Just Gun It Right by tomteske, on Flickr
22 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Desert snow
Buford wrote:
tekewin wrote:
The snow covered desert doesn't look natural. Super photos, though. Looks like some zoom on those sheep, I'm surprised you spotted them if they were far away.


My usual method for zoomed in sheep pics: hold cell phone camera in one hand, 10x binoculars in the other hand. Line up the camera lens with the binocular eyepiece, and instant zoom lens. Binos don’t have to be in perfect focus, camera can focus. It can work surprisingly well for snapshots like this.

I heard the sheep before I saw them. Lots of rockfall. I knew they were recently in the area because of all the fresh tracks. There were at least 8 rams and 4 ewes.



You are better at this than I am! After trying this a few times and missing the shot due to animals moving I bought a used Canon SX260. 25X optical zoom. Not nice enough to worry about damaging it on hikes, but good enough to take pics vids further away.

Here is Stagecoach Trails Campground/Store from near the top of Granite Mt. 25x zoom.


Here is a non-zoom picture near where I took this for reference. https://i.imgur.com/nZ0XTyM.jpg
edited by Rocko1 on 3/1/2019
22 days ago
Topic:
Cuyamaca Snow

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Cuyamaca Snow
ziphius wrote:
Nice hike! Looks like a bobcat track, a little distorted due to lack of vertical perspective, but I think that's what it is.



It was tough to take a good picture with the sun. Makes sense now that I think about it-it's tracks were all over. If it were a juvenile lion I assume the mother/sibling might be nearby.
23 days ago
Topic:
Canebrake Canyon Access

dsefcik
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It's not uncommon to see tracks from local residents and/or BP, I have seen both. But otherwise, it is technically off limits to any mechanized vehicles unless pre-approved by BLM or whoever in agency and in non accessible in a vehicle via public land. Of course you will also see motorcycle/atv traffic from McCain area that makes it's way down Pepperwood.
23 days ago
Topic:
Canebrake Canyon Access

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Canebrake Canyon Access
There were fresh tire tracks in January in Inner Pasture. There was even a sign directing BP down a certain road at a junction to return to S2. The roads in Inner Pasture didn’t look like they got much traffic. Most of all is probably BP.

I hiked in via Indian Gorge.
edited by Buford on 2/28/2019
23 days ago
Topic:
Canebrake Canyon Access

dsefcik
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Topic: Canebrake Canyon Access
Canebrake is hike in only, shortest route is via Indian Gorge north fork.

BLM Wilderness designated areas are off limits to any "mechanized" vehicles, not just "motorized", that includes bicycles, human powered carts, wheel barrows, skateboards, etc...foot traffic and horses are allowed.
23 days ago
Topic:
Canebrake Canyon Access

tommy750
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Canebrake Valley and Inner Pasture (except for the small old Crawford ranch private inholding plugging the Canebrake Canyon mouth) are ABDSP and BLM (Sawtooth Mountains) Wilderness. They are NOT private. Usually no motorized vehicles are allowed in BLM Wilderness lands but not sure about whether driving on Canebrake dirt roads after passing through the private inholding with permission is allowed. BLM El Centro would know. Of course Border Patrol can do what they want.
23 days ago
Topic:
Canebrake Canyon Access

Canebraker Jeff
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You can't go through Canebrake, It's trespassing. There is a camera at the gate. The roads in Canebrake are private not public.
24 days ago
Topic:
Canebrake Canyon Access

C.Del.Desierto
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Any updates on this thread or info on accessing Canebrake? I have hiked in from Pepperwood / Cottonwood, and it's lovely, but I need to find a way to cut the hike down via drivable roads, and hoped to get in via Canebrake Canyon via S2 (so I can show to some non-physically able hikers). Info is greatly appreciated!! I have a rugged FJ Cruiser, so can wrangle most roads no problem.
24 days ago
Topic:
Cuyamaca Snow

ziphius
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ziphius
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Topic: Cuyamaca Snow
Nice hike! Looks like a bobcat track, a little distorted due to lack of vertical perspective, but I think that's what it is.
25 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

rockhopper
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rockhopper
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Topic: Desert snow
Clear blue skies and fresh snow. Doesn't get better than that!
25 days ago
Topic:
Cuyamaca Snow

rockhopper
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rockhopper
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Topic: Cuyamaca Snow
Good to see lots of snow in the mountians again. Go early is smart. Thanks for sharing.
25 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Desert snow
tekewin wrote:
The snow covered desert doesn't look natural. Super photos, though. Looks like some zoom on those sheep, I'm surprised you spotted them if they were far away.


My usual method for zoomed in sheep pics: hold cell phone camera in one hand, 10x binoculars in the other hand. Line up the camera lens with the binocular eyepiece, and instant zoom lens. Binos don’t have to be in perfect focus, camera can focus. It can work surprisingly well for snapshots like this.

I heard the sheep before I saw them. Lots of rockfall. I knew they were recently in the area because of all the fresh tracks. There were at least 8 rams and 4 ewes.
25 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

tekewin
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tekewin
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Topic: Desert snow
The snow covered desert doesn't look natural. Super photos, though. Looks like some zoom on those sheep, I'm surprised you spotted them if they were far away.
25 days ago
Topic:
Cuyamaca Snow

Rocko1
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Topic: Cuyamaca Snow
Buford wrote:
Nice. Not too many people on the road?

I avoid Laguna and Julian in the snow because it turns into a zoo. If Cuyamaca is better, I might hike there instead.



About 8 cars when we got to the parking area at 7ish. When we got back at 12:30 is was total chaos. CHP had the road blocked going north of where we were-Harvey Moore trailhead-requiring chains-which was ridiculous as the roads were completely clear and dry. We just got out of the parking area and headed back to 8. Passing 3+ miles of cars backed up from there trying to get to Julian.
25 days ago
Topic:
Cuyamaca Snow

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Cuyamaca Snow
Nice. Not too many people on the road?

I avoid Laguna and Julian in the snow because it turns into a zoo. If Cuyamaca is better, I might hike there instead.
26 days ago
Topic:
Cuyamaca Snow

Rocko1
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Topic: Cuyamaca Snow
Having not fully satisfied my hiking in the snow itch we went out to Cuyamaca on Saturday. Did 5.5 miles on the Japacha Fire Rd to West Mesa. Post-holing the entire hike is very tedious. It was nice to see so much snow out here. 19F at 7:15am.



Peak in the background





Got to a point that the trail was a shallow stream.


Then this-Decided I didn't want to slug my way through this and headed back.


Nice small cat track




It was a nice change. There was a ton of water flowing in the Japacha Creek.
26 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Desert snow
Very nice! I love seeing snow in AB. This was just after the last dump 2-22. Crazy how much snow was down there.




http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/
26 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

ziphius
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ziphius
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Topic: Desert snow
Great photos. I like the south vs north slope differences.
26 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Desert snow
dsefcik wrote:
Nice, I like the "not very seco"...is that the arroyo seco campground area or ??


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edited by dsefcik on 2/25/2019


Arroyo Seco del Diablo. As you head up the arroyo, it was before the road that cuts across to Arroyo Tapiado. Water was completely across the road. A mud slide created a natural dam from canyon wall to wall. I got lucky with the light and a cell phone camera.
26 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

dsefcik
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Topic: Desert snow
Nice, I like the "not very seco"...is that the arroyo seco campground area or ??


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edited by dsefcik on 2/25/2019
26 days ago
Topic:
Desert snow

Buford
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Buford
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Topic: Desert snow
Took a break from peaks to do an easier trip last weekend. There was a lot of snow on Saturday above ~3500' of elevation. There was still some patchy snow down to ~3000' of elevation. It was cold at night.





North facing vs. south facing slopes:


Plenty of these around:


Not very seco:


Baa:
29 days ago
Topic:
Winter 2019 Flowers

DesertWRX
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DesertWRX
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Topic: Winter 2019 Flowers
Every Wednesday I pull invasive plants in the park. Get to see lots of flowers! We were pulling them up in Coyote Canyon, but it was closed because of safety. Just today it opened up to Desert Garden. There are a lot of flower seekers now. Henderson Canyon doesn’t have much to see right now. The Sand Verbena is spectacular on S-22 from Clark Dry Lake to the middle of the Badlands.
Living in Borrego is great, but the Flowergeddon period was not so great!
2/22/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

rockhopper
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Great trip report and photos. Granite mountain ,Oriflamme and Chariot canyon area is a fantastic area for exploring and lot's of history too. Climbing thru the Eco zones and temperature changes are pretty remarkable. I went back and looked at my photos from 1990. It took me THREE times to summit Granite Peak. Pushed back twice by rain and snow storms.Thanks for sharing.
2/21/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

dsefcik
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
Rocko1 wrote:
Thanks. I hear you. I am going to give it a shot. What do you mix the sea salt with-just water?

No mix, just put the salt in your mouth and enjoy guilt free...will usually also dump a bunch in with ramen soup for dinner.
2/21/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
dsefcik wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
Nice work!
I used to always carry Succeed! Caps but am now down to just plain 'ol organic, preservative free pink rock salt.

Thanks. Do you find the salt alone helps as much as the other product? I don't have issues with cramping until usually at the 4-5hr marks but a tablet or 2 of the fizz usually knocks it out-this time was strange.

S! Caps are what I used when I was an active ultra runner and is considered to be the best "salt tablet" for endurance athletes, I personally would recommend it without hesitation. I generally do not have cramping issues though and find that for hiking and other recreational activities regular salt works fine for me. Each person is different and should find what works best for them, some people have huge cramping problems and may need more electrolytes than others.

Thanks. I hear you. I am going to give it a shot. What do you mix the sea salt with-just water?
2/21/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

dsefcik
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
Rocko1 wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
Nice work!
I used to always carry Succeed! Caps but am now down to just plain 'ol organic, preservative free pink rock salt.

Thanks. Do you find the salt alone helps as much as the other product? I don't have issues with cramping until usually at the 4-5hr marks but a tablet or 2 of the fizz usually knocks it out-this time was strange.

S! Caps are what I used when I was an active ultra runner and is considered to be the best "salt tablet" for endurance athletes, I personally would recommend it without hesitation. I generally do not have cramping issues though and find that for hiking and other recreational activities regular salt works fine for me. Each person is different and should find what works best for them, some people have huge cramping problems and may need more electrolytes than others.
2/20/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
ziphius wrote:
Nice hike! Yes, a coyote track, looks like a hind (more oval than a front). Cramps. Only had them in hot weather once. My recipe is orange juice mixed with water, very dilute. Plenty of potassium in there. Eat a banana or two as well in cold weather with your water.

Thanks. I don't eat many carbs these days so bananas and OJ are out. It is strange as the electrolytes I take usually work well and have decent amounts of potassium/sodium/magnesium. I am going try some other kinds and maybe a DIY approach mixing sea salt/potassium/magnesium. We will see.
2/19/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

ziphius
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ziphius
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
Nice hike! Yes, a coyote track, looks like a hind (more oval than a front). Cramps. Only had them in hot weather once. My recipe is orange juice mixed with water, very dilute. Plenty of potassium in there. Eat a banana or two as well in cold weather with your water.
2/19/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

Rocko1
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Rocko1
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
dsefcik wrote:
Nice work!

I used to always carry Succeed! Caps but am now down to just plain 'ol organic, preservative free pink rock salt.



Thanks. Do you find the salt alone helps as much as the other product? I don't have issues with cramping until usually at the 4-5hr marks but a tablet or 2 of the fizz usually knocks it out-this time was strange.

tekewin wrote:
A classic route and a difficult one. That was a fun time lapse video. Still trippy to see snow on a desert peak.

The cold might have contributed to cramping. Those endurolytes have all the right ingredients to help, should work as well as any supplement. I think I currently have Nuun tabs and Gu gels.



Thanks-I was hoping to see snow that is why I chose this hike-it did not disappoint! I agree, it was really nice to see how wet/green everything was and the snow near the top was icing on the cake. The huge rocks along the way are really cool. I was in haul butt kind of mode so I didn't get as much time to just explore as I wanted.

Strange man rock


Turtle rock


And a register with a 'nice' gold watch at about 3,373ft.


I didn't see any register or markings on 4,624 or 5,184 but I wasn't looking to hard either.
2/19/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

tekewin
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tekewin
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
A classic route and a difficult one. That was a fun time lapse video. Still trippy to see snow on a desert peak.

The cold might have contributed to cramping. Those endurolytes have all the right ingredients to help, should work as well as any supplement. I think I currently have Nuun tabs and Gu gels.
2/18/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

dsefcik
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
Nice work!

I used to always carry Succeed! Caps but am now down to just plain 'ol organic, preservative free pink rock salt.
2/18/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

Scooter
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Scooter
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
That's it. A little later in the morning the peak is in the sun.
2/18/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

Rocko1
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
Scooter wrote:
Ok I am not much of a tech guy.. Google hpwwren cameras. Scroll down to Mount Laguna cameras. There are four camera pictures one for each compass direction N,S,E and W. The north is the first picture on the left. If you zoom in you can see S2 in Mason Valley. Granite Mountain is above the end of S2. If you can figure how to go back to this morning's pictures you will see it covered in snow.



This one? http://c1.hpwren.ucsd.edu/archive/ml-n-mobo-c/large/20190218/Q3/1550499971.jpg
2/18/2019
Topic:
Granite Mountain Peak

Scooter
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Scooter
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Topic: Granite Mountain Peak
Ok I am not much of a tech guy.. Google hpwwren cameras. Scroll down to Mount Laguna cameras. There are four camera pictures one for each compass direction N,S,E and W. The north is the first picture on the left. If you zoom in you can see S2 in Mason Valley. Granite Mountain is above the end of S2. If you can figure how to go back to this morning's pictures you will see it covered in snow.




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