Hiking Mecca’s Painted Canyon

Peering down into the slot canyon

Near the north end of the Salton Sea is the little community of Mecca (sorry, despite what you may have thought from the headline, I did not take a hike in Saudi Arabia), and just a few miles east on a dirt road is the trailhead for Painted Canyon. […]

Hiking on the beginning of section C of the Pacific Crest Trail

Caches on PCT section C starting at Cottonwood Canyon trailhead

From a geocaching perspective, there is an interesting section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that begins just north of I10 near Cabezon. My goal for the day was to start at daybreak from the Cottonwood Canyon trailhead and hike north as far as the […]

Beginning the journey to the Roughneck Rendezvous III

Today was the long drive south to Palm Springs in preparation for the geocaching event Roughneck Rendezvous III at the Ocotillo Wells SVRA. I decided to go earlier than my friends from the Geocachers of the Bay Area (GBA) because there were a couple of interesting hikes I wanted to do.

My route took […]