Time  2 hours 48 minutes

Coordinates 406

Uploaded March 16, 2009

Recorded March 2009

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1,290 f
490 f
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1.5
3.1
6.13 mi

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near Truckhaven, California (United States)


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At Hwy S-22 Borrego Springs <-> Salton Sea Mile 38. Accessible by all cars e.g. leave you car close to the main road on the parking. You could make it somewhat further down the road in a 4x4, but after that it is a lot more difficult. Walk uphill to the abandoned Calcite Mine. As we cross the Palm Wash we explore the upper slot canyon (less accessible). Next we go further uphill to the actual mining site. There is some exploring to do and an overlook. On our way back we take a left turn into the Palm Wash. This is a rather easy to hike and spectacular slot canyon, in the direction of the trail head. Total hiking time 3 Hours. In the narrow canyon there is shade.

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Hiking

Trail H

Trail Head / Parking. Start the hike downhill.
Waypoint

Xing Cal M

Xing Calcite Mine
Parking

Car Park

Car park. For those who want to hike less, this should be accessible.
panorama

Slot Overlook

Slot Overlook. You can see some of the slot canyon that we take on the return trip.
Waypoint

Xing

Xing. We cross the Palm Wash Slot canyon.
Waypoint

Palm Wash

To Palm Wash. Look for these. This is our return dirt road from palm wash. This also the easy way down by car. We did it the easy way by foot.
Mountaineering

Block

Some parts are more difficult as we have to scramble up the "waterfall". Some handwork involved but nothing to complicated.
Ice climbing

Oeps Bldrs

Oeps Boulders. This looks too challenging for us simple hikers.
Waypoint

Mine

Mine. Here starts the actual abandoned mining site.
panorama

Overlook

Overlook. A nice look from above.
Waypoint

Slot

Slot. This is the narrow slot part of the canyon. Spectacular...
Parking

Palm Wash

Palm Wash Park. This an alternative parking spot.
Waypoint

Xing

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