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AdventureGraham
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12/30/2014
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With four days off work at the end of December, I figured I'd get an early start on my 52 Hike Challenge for 2015 and head off into the wilds of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It had been about four years since I had last visited the upper reaches of Coyote Canyon, so I decided to hike through the riparian (wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams) areas of Upper and Middle Willows within the canyon. These areas can truly be described as "desert jungles." Three clusters of dense vegetation, known as Lower, Middle, and Upper Willows, are where the waters of Coyote Creek rise to the surface. These woodlands along the creek include not only thick stands of willow, but also California fan palms, cottonwood trees, mesquite, acacia, mule fat, and arrow weed.

Full trip report here: http://johnandautumnsadventures.blogspot.com/2014/12/upper-coyote-canyon-middle-willows-hike.html
edited by BorregoWrangler on 12/30/2014
edited by BorregoWrangler on 12/30/2014
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ziphius
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12/31/2014
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Nice trip John, thanks for the view of Bailey's cabin. I haven't been to that area yet. With all that water in the area, looks like a region I need to set up a serious backpack trip through. - Jim

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1/2/2015
anutami
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Very nice Trip Report. Thanks for posting.
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dsefcik
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1/3/2015
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Damn...I was heading into the same area at the same time but last minute plans took me out to the Turtle & Orocopia Mountains instead....looks like a good trip, we still need to hook up one of these trips...maybe on trip# 51..!!

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AdventureGraham
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1/4/2015
AdventureGraham
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Thanks guys!

Daren, I'm planning on an overnighter through Carrizo Gorge in February. Trying to convince the wife to meet up at Agua Caliente afterward.
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1/4/2015
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BorregoWrangler wrote:
Thanks guys!

Daren, I'm planning on an overnighter through Carrizo Gorge in February. Trying to convince the wife to meet up at Agua Caliente afterward.
Would like to know more details....you have my contact info...

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