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12/31/2012
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We did a quick overnight trip to Anza Borrego to check out some areas we haven't visited.
First one is a bit funny. How many of you have stopped to check out the Well of Eight Echoes?




There are a couple conflicting stories on the origin of the well; one is that the pipe is what's left of a fountain head from a failed cotton growing venture in the 1920's, while others claim it was an attempt at drilling for oil.


We camped in the area to the north of Blair Valley and found a survey marker from 1954


We also found this old makeshift kettle that looked pretty old. Both Mary and I commented that it was quite an ingenious idea.


There was also an interesting trail marked out with rocks that we couldn't quite figure out



The next day we hiked up Nolina Canyon near Pinyon Wash which was awesome. Had not been in that area before and will definetly go back to do some more exploring.


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Looked like a beautiful day. Last time a well of Eight echos was probably about 25 years ago.
I do remember yelling down itsmile
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I gave it my best yell and got a semi echo
I guess back in the day it was a lot more impressive, hence the name smile

I am guessing it has been slowly filled up over the years.


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Looked like a beautiful day. Last time a well of Eight echos was probably about 25 years ago.
I do remember yelling down itsmile


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1/2/2013
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Did you make it all the way up Nolina to Pinyon Mt.? There's a nice approximately 30ft dry fall somewhere back there that's really pretty. Tom
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We didn't make it that far.
I may hike up that way again this coming Sunday.
How far back is the waterfall? We veered off the the left up a side canyon at one point.
Bob



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Did you make it all the way up Nolina to Pinyon Mt.? There's a nice approximately 30ft dry fall somewhere back there that's really pretty. Tom

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1/2/2013
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Nolina Wash is a great little canyon. Daren and I did a loop a couple years ago where we went up Bighorn Canyon and crossed over to Nolina and headed back down to our start. Here is the link to that trip with some great night photos from my buddy.
http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic61-backpacking-in-bighorn-canyon.aspx
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Now I remember that trip.
Funny it took me this long to get out there. smile
I may hike around there on Sunday to see if we can get further up.
Bob

hikerdmb wrote:
Nolina Wash is a great little canyon. Daren and I did a loop a couple years ago where we went up Bighorn Canyon and crossed over to Nolina and headed back down to our start. Here is the link to that trip with some great night photos from my buddy.
http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic61-backpacking-in-bighorn-canyon.aspx


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1/2/2013
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That looks like a fun trip Bob! The rock formation is very curious..... Jim

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surfponto wrote:
We didn't make it that far.
I may hike up that way again this coming Sunday.
How far back is the waterfall? We veered off the the left up a side canyon at one point.
Bob



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Did you make it all the way up Nolina to Pinyon Mt.? There's a nice approximately 30ft dry fall somewhere back there that's really pretty. Tom

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Not positive how far up it was but think you were getting close. Here's a map of my loop up Pinyon Wash and down Nolina. Was modified from a Schad hike. Think he described a Bighorn to Pinyon Mt to Nolina loop. Tom


Pinyon Mt by tomteske, on Flickr
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1/3/2013
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That's funny because we almost stopped by the Well, but another car was pulled over so I kept going....Never been
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1/3/2013
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It looks like an old marked foot path that kind of just disappears into the cholla.
It is definetly man made, I just don't know how old.

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That looks like a fun trip Bob! The rock formation is very curious..... Jim


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1/3/2013
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Thanks.
Looks like we have to go a bit further next time.
It is a great area.


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surfponto wrote:
We didn't make it that far.
I may hike up that way again this coming Sunday.
How far back is the waterfall? We veered off the the left up a side canyon at one point.
Bob



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Did you make it all the way up Nolina to Pinyon Mt.? There's a nice approximately 30ft dry fall somewhere back there that's really pretty. Tom

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Not positive how far up it was but think you were getting close. Here's a map of my loop up Pinyon Wash and down Nolina. Was modified from a Schad hike. Think he described a Bighorn to Pinyon Mt to Nolina loop. Tom


Pinyon Mt by tomteske, on Flickr


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1/3/2013
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It is one of those, "well ok let's just stop and check it out spots".
Pretty funny it has its' own marker and turnout

Nolan (anutami) wrote:
That's funny because we almost stopped by the Well, but another car was pulled over so I kept going....Never been


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