It’s time once again to journey out to the desert for our annual trip to Horse Thief
Canyon. This campsite has
none of your creature comforts, such as outhouses, picnic tables, BBQ’s
or piped in water. Subsequently, we always have the whole place to ourselves!
There’s a wonderful stream for filtering water and the clear nights usually
provide an awesome star-show. What more do ya
need? This is about a three-mile hike
and the trail is sun exposed, so bring your sombrero.
To get there, take the 60 or 10
freeways east, towards Indio,
all the way to Monterey Ave.
Go south about 8.2 miles. At that point you go straight past hwy 111 and you'll
now on hwy 74 - go about 15.5 miles. (the map shows
arrows going down Bob Hope Dr.
- it's a different route) You will see a fire station on your right – the next
street you come to on your left is Pinyon Flats Rd. In about a third of a mile
you will come to a parking lot on the left. At the end of that lot there's a
dirt road to the right that goes down to a small clearing. We park there
because we're to lazy to walk up to the paved lot on Sunday. The trailhead is accross the fire road about 60 feet up. You will see a
wilderness sign but not right away. Stay to the right, past the old Dolomite
mine and keep going til you get there. SEE YA!!!
You will need an adventure pass to park anywhere in the California wilderness
Available at most sporting goods stores.
MEETING SATURDAY NIGHT
More info? – Need gear?
– Carpool? – Wanna leave Friday?
Dennis D (323) 855-0206
Rosie T (562) 331-7339