Schedule - East County Magazine

September/October 2014 Schedule
jacumba hikers/walkers
Sat. Sep. 27 Table Mountain & Potluck - This hike is rated HARD, 4 mi. round trip hiking up to Table Mtn. & Squaw Tit Red Rock
Plateaus. No Dogs Please! Hikers will meet at 8am at the Jacumba Spa, 44500 Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934
then carpool to Greg’s place to deposit Potluck Items. PLEASE Bring a Dish to Share for after the hike. Breakfast is available
at the Spa starting at 7AM. Bring a Swim Suit & Towel for after the hike & potluck the owners of the Spa will provide hikers
with courtesy day use in the mineral hot springs.
Hike Leader: Bill Pape (619) 766-4927. *Please read the attached Safety Tips!
Sat. Oct. 4
Jacumba Walk-About & Fall Festival – This hike is rated EASY, 4 miles round trip. Family friendly & Dog friendly
on a 6’leash. Walkers will meet 8AM at the Jacumba Spa, 44500 Old Hyw. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Breakfast
is available starting at 7AM. This hike will take you to the Chinese Castle, the natural hot springs, Jacumba Lake, the Cook’s
House, Sand Wash, Railroad Station, through the Jacumba Hot Springs neighborhood, Jacumba Spa, Library/Community
Park the border fence and back. Walk Leader: Richard [email protected] Please join in the Family Fun during
the Jacumba Hot Springs Fall Festival, 10Am to 5PM in the Community Park. www.jacumbahotspringscentennial.org
*Please read attached Safety Tips!
Sat. Oct. 11 Cottonwood/Sombrero Peak & Bow Willow – Hikers will meet 5AM at the Cottonwood Camp Ground (McCain Valley)
and hike to Sombrero Peak (4,229 ft.) and descend to Bow Willow (800 ft.). This hike is a one-way hike is 14 hours
(approx.10-12 miles long) and is rated Extreme! Hiking this area will give the best opportunity to see a variety of plant life
such as Elephant (Torote) Tree, palms and desert wild flowers. No Dogs Please. Be in excellent shape. Skilled Hikers Only!
Please read attached Safety Tips! Camping on Friday optional. For Logistics (this hike takes a lot of planning and preparation) Contact Hike Leaders: Steve & Tina Nelson 619 240-6575 or 619 322-0055 [email protected]
Sat. Oct. 18 Valley of the Moon - The Valley of The Moon hike is very different each time, we will never walk in the same foot print.
Dramatic granite, smugglers cave, carpeted cave, Elliot mine, blue angels peak,4548 ft., and Border Monument, Nopal
Peak,4274 ft., Stinkies resting place, and beautiful views of the Imperial Valley and Jacumba Valley. This hike is rated
HARD! Hikers will meet 8AM at the Jacumba Hot Springs Resort, 44461 Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934.
Breakfast starts at 7AM and bring a swim suit & towel for FREE Spa use after the hike courtesy of the owners. No Dogs
Please! Hike Leader: Bill Pape 619 766-4927. *Please read attached Safety Tips!
Sat. Oct. 25 Desert View Tower & Potluck - Tour Greg’s Strawbale Cabin, Earth Shrine, “The Vortex” & other points of interest
along the way to the Desert View Tower one of the oldest roadside attractions/historic landmarks in the region. This hike is
4mi. round trip and rated Moderate and is Family Friendly – Parents should know your child’s hiking skill level. (off trail &
some bouldering) Hikers are offered FREE Admission to the Desert View Tower/Boulder Park & courtesy Spa use that day.
Remember to bring swim suit & towel. This hike includes a Potluck after the hike, so Bring a Dish to Share! No Dogs Please!
Hikers will meet 8AM at the Jacumba Spa, 44500 Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Breakfast is available
starting at 7AM. Hike Leaders: Bill Pape 619 766-4972 and Tammy [email protected] *Please read attached
Safety Tips!
Thank you to all who joined our hikes this past hiking season. A Special Thanks to these dedicated Hike Leaders:
Bill Pape, Sonia Kara, Wendy Hogue, Richard Alcorn, Patti Wager, Dennis Ruth and Ellen Woodward-Taylor.
Thank you to our Administrators: Greg A. Curran & Michael Aiau. We warmly welcome our newest Hike Leaders: Steven & Tina Nelson and Tammy Daubach. Big thanks to Dave & Helen for complimentary day use at the
Jacumba Hot Springs Spa, Ben Shultz for free admission to the Desert View Tower, The Cooks for allowing us
tour their home and Cherry Diefenbach for tours of the “Chinese Castle”.
Safety Tips: Bring lots of water, lunch and snacks. Dress in layers. Bring sun block, a hat and sturdy hiking boots.
Use the buddy system and respect nature and your surroundings.
Walk/Hike Legend
Easy - Mostly flat hiking/walking using a trail or path. Suitable for every member of the family.
Moderate - Suitable for all physically fit people/dogs.
Hard - Long length, substantial elevation gain and/or difficult terrain. Suitable for eperienced hikers.
EXTREME - Long length, boulder climbing, difficult terrain, high elevation day long/and or over 6 mi. round trip. Expert hiking skills.
Jacumba Hikers/Walkers is an informal hiking/walking group and assumes no responsibility or liability for harm or injury during hikes. Hikers and walkers do so at
their own risk. If you are interested in leading a hike and want to be included on the schedule contact Greg Curran (619) 459-3037 [email protected]