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Have driven by this turn off at least 100 times and never checked it out.
You could spend a couple days out there exploring all the canyons and checking out the fossils.

Any one spent time out here?




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I haven't been out there Bob, only Fossil Cyn., which your photos remind me of. Looks like a great place to explore!

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I want to head out there and spend all day. There are multiple side canyons and hidden washes.
This trip we didn't start hiking until 11AM so cut our trip a bit short.

ziphius wrote:
I haven't been out there Bob, only Fossil Cyn., which your photos remind me of. Looks like a great place to explore!


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3/29/2016
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If you are talking about the turnoff just before entering the park(before the border patrol check point) going north on S2 from Ocotillo.....yes. It is the road going to what they now call the 'dome lands', we called it the wind swept caves. We used to backpack to the 'caves' make that a base camp and then pack into the Carrizo Impact area. This was back in the late 50s when I was in my teens....I'll be 69 in a few days. Before BLM closed the road at the mud hills, you could drive way back in there to almost below the caves. There was nothing back in there except some old mining claims. We would find posts with a tin cans attached and inside would be a description such as northwest corner of the so and so claim. There used to be tons of pristine solid sandstone fossils of clams, snails, sea urchins...you name it. I haven't been back there since say mid seventies or early 80s. It is a fascinating area, but it has been definitely been found. I see photos of the domes almost everywhere. If you follow the old road and stay left, you can take a wash all the way down to near the old stage station site. You will be just inside of the impact area.

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Surf, Neat report and photos. Driven by many a time looking at the Coyote Mountians but on my way elsewhere. Need to check it out. BTW you are right our ABDSP has been many things in the past. Inland sea, wetter, colder, forests,etc......
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3/31/2016
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Thanks for the information. It is a great area.
Must have been amazing back in the late 50s
We ran into two groups of hikers out there.
Bob

tomasphoto wrote:
If you are talking about the turnoff just before entering the park(before the border patrol check point) going north on S2 from Ocotillo.....yes. It is the road going to what they now call the 'dome lands', we called it the wind swept caves. We used to backpack to the 'caves' make that a base camp and then pack into the Carrizo Impact area. This was back in the late 50s when I was in my teens....I'll be 69 in a few days. Before BLM closed the road at the mud hills, you could drive way back in there to almost below the caves. There was nothing back in there except some old mining claims. We would find posts with a tin cans attached and inside would be a description such as northwest corner of the so and so claim. There used to be tons of pristine solid sandstone fossils of clams, snails, sea urchins...you name it. I haven't been back there since say mid seventies or early 80s. It is a fascinating area, but it has been definitely been found. I see photos of the domes almost everywhere. If you follow the old road and stay left, you can take a wash all the way down to near the old stage station site. You will be just inside of the impact area.

Tomás


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Thanks,
Fun area to explore. Next time I will bring more water and start hike a bit earlier ;-)
Bob
rockhopper wrote:
Surf, Neat report and photos. Driven by many a time looking at the Coyote Mountains but on my way elsewhere. Need to check it out. BTW you are right our ABDSP has been many things in the past. Inland sea, wetter, colder, forests,etc......


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Hey Bob, found this neat website that has a bunch of TRs on the Coyote Mts!

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/Forum/topic973-the-domelands-wind-caves-and-slot-canyon.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic695-carrizo-mountain--indian-hill-dec-th-.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic426-carrizo-mountain--yuha-basin.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic275-coyote-mountains.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic196-dolomite-mine.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic171-domeland-and-wind-caves--oct-.aspx

Here's some of my flickr albums of the the Coyotes. Love that place.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157636976269185

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157636738433725

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157629181073275

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157628200928743
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LOL smile
Guess I need to read more forum posts Tom.....Good Posting

tommy750 wrote:
Hey Bob, found this neat website that has a bunch of TRs on the Coyote Mts!

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/Forum/topic973-the-domelands-wind-caves-and-slot-canyon.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic695-carrizo-mountain--indian-hill-dec-th-.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic426-carrizo-mountain--yuha-basin.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic275-coyote-mountains.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic196-dolomite-mine.aspx

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic171-domeland-and-wind-caves--oct-.aspx

Here's some of my flickr albums of the the Coyotes. Love that place.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157636976269185

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157636738433725

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157629181073275

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157628200928743


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