Category Archives: California

Art Smith Trail Sign Moved

The Bureau of Land Management has moved the Art Smith Trail sign from the original trail location in Dead Indian Canyon to the foot of what locals call the Developers’ Trail.  They have also reinforced the fence used to keep … Continue reading

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated – 4

The Bump and Grind Saga continues. Hiker, Blaine Carian, has has gone to court in an effort to force the California Fish and Game to provide data to support their decision to close the top portion of the Bump and … Continue reading

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated – 3

The saga continues. The California Department of Fish and Game had previously closed a half-mile section of at the top of the trail but their fence was pulled down by hikers. They have vowed to install a more sturdy gate … Continue reading

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated – 2

The top part of the Bump n’ Grind Trail is about to be fenced off. People are getting excited. Read about it here.

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated

The top part of the Bump n’ Grind Trail is about to be fenced off. Read about it here.  

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Bump n’ Grind Trail

The “Bump-n-Grind” trail is probably the most popular trail in the Coachella Valley. The best place to start your hike is on Painter Path Road behind the Desert Crossings shopping center on Highway 111 in Palm Desert CA. You can … Continue reading

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Borrego Palm Canyon Trail

starts at the top of the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, near the Visitors Center. I camped here with a friend in June and this was an easy 3 mile walk from the campsite. There were many Palm trees and groves … Continue reading

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Hellhole Canyon

is in the Anza Borrego Desert just outside of the city of Anza Borrego. This parking area mile 16.5 on Hwy. S-22 at the base of the Montezuma Grade. A bulletin board offers trail and nature information about Hellhole Canyon. … Continue reading

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Araby Trail to the Bogert Trail

I went on a hike today with my friend Randy. We left one vehicle at the Bogert Trail parking lot and drove to the Araby Trail parking lot. According to my GPS unit we traveled a bit over six miles. … Continue reading

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North Lykken Trail

This is a nice hike. Most people say it is moderately strenuous but I’m not so sure. It is not a walk in the park but not difficult. I’ve seen young and old and all ages in between on this … Continue reading

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