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Bloated Chipmunk
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PostMon Apr 18, 2011 8:15 pm 
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A couple wknds. ago BB & I headed east once again to the Anza-Borrego region to check out some wind caves.  We exited the 8 @ Ocotillo & then took S2 NW to a dirt rd. heading northish into the Coyote Mtns. Wilderness.  @ the TH we found a big sign that wasn't of much help.  hmmm.gif

BB @ the old beat up TH sign which no longer says anything except a for a note someone scribbled & dropped down inside through the broken glass.
BB @ the old beat up TH sign which no longer says anything except a for a note someone scribbled & dropped down inside through the broken glass.

But as it turned out, the trail/route was pretty easy to follow anyway.  We traveled up & down little rises & enjoyed the scenery & warming temps.

Ocotillo
Ocotillo
Narrow slot
Narrow slot
Holes above
Holes above
Holey rocks
Holey rocks

We got into a wash & saw a big rock, & shortly thereafter spotted the arch the book mentioned.

Big rock
Big rock
BB next to big rock
BB next to big rock
Big rock above
Big rock above
Desert Iguana
Desert Iguana
Arch
Arch
Arch
Arch
Dry falls
Dry falls
Canyon
Canyon
Arch
Arch
BB @ the arch
BB @ the arch

Then it was time to start looping back around & see some wind caves.  cool.gif  There were lots of fossilized shells along the way, evidence of much wetter climes long ago.

Distant holes
Distant holes
What up
What up
Fossilized shell
Fossilized shell
Holes
Holes
Nice viewpoint
Nice viewpoint
Headin' for some wind caves
Headin' for some wind caves
Wind caves
Wind caves
Peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo
Gettin' the camera ready
Gettin' the camera ready
Mtns. across the way
Mtns. across the way
Mtns. & badlands
Mtns. & badlands
Window
Window
Badlands
Badlands
Badlands
Badlands
Badlands
Badlands
Headin' for the holes
Headin' for the holes
Like swiss cheese...
Like swiss cheese...
Window
Window

We had the place to ourselves for most of the trip, but when some latecomers arrived we knew it was time to head on & out...  hink.gif  wink.gif

Long shadow
Long shadow
Headin' out
Headin' out

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"Peaks that have come and gone four times should halt a man in his steps." -- William O. Douglas

A balanced diet is a margarita in each hand.
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Marmot and Pika
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PostMon Apr 18, 2011 9:15 pm 
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That place is unreal! I would have a blast photographing it! How long is the hike and/or how much time did it take to get to the arch and caves?
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Mid Fork Rocks
PostMon Apr 18, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Bloated Chipmunk wrote:
Dry falls
Dry falls

Very cool shot  up.gif

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