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Carrizo Mountain & Indian Hill: December 13th-15th, 2013

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:53 am
by BorregoWrangler
Carrizo Mountain is a hidden gem in our local Southern California desert. The narrow shelf roads up the mountain are only open six months out of the year, from July 1st to December 31st. This provides big horn sheep uninterrupted access into this mountainous habitat. Realistically though, there are only three months out of the year were we humans can recreate on Carrizo Mountain during cooler weather, from October to December.

With an elevation of 2,408 feet, Carrizo Mountain is the highest point along the Coyote Mountains; a small, rocky range situated at the transition between the higher Peninsular ranges of San Diego County, and the lower Imperial Valley and Salton Basin. The mountains are located in far-southern California not too far from the Mexican border. The range and summit lies within Imperial County, abutting the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

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Re: Carrizo Mountain & Indian Hill: December 13th-15th, 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:04 pm
by DaveK
John

That looks like the perfect pre-Christmas trip with the family. Some of our favorite memories of camping with the family were in winter conditions in the desert. It has so much to offer.

Re: Carrizo Mountain & Indian Hill: December 13th-15th, 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:47 am
by cruiserlarry
Great trip report, John...the desert in winter is always a good time :D

Re: Carrizo Mountain & Indian Hill: December 13th-15th, 2013

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:56 pm
by BorregoWrangler
DaveK wrote:John

That looks like the perfect pre-Christmas trip with the family. Some of our favorite memories of camping with the family were in winter conditions in the desert. It has so much to offer.
cruiserlarry wrote:Great trip report, John...the desert in winter is always a good time :D
Thanks guys! It sure was fun. I'll be out exploring the desert again in January around Joshua Tree National Park .