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Backpack: Into the In-Ko-Pah Mountains to Sombrero Rim

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  • Easy Overnight Backpack (Day 1: 3 miles, 300 feet elevation change, Day 2: Same) 
    Sierra Club Rating: (E3A) (more info under Pages tab)
    Limit 15

    Let’s backpack overnight to Sombrero Rim for a view into the canyon country of Anza-Borrego Desert and Sombrero Peak. Our hike is on a high plateau at 4,000-feet elevation, located north of the village of Boulevard on Old Highway 80. Camp is in a broad saddle with nearly a dozen primitive tent sites. The next morning the group can choose exploring near camp, day hiking to the top of nearby Peak 4553 or toward Sombrero Peak, or investigating a spring site shown on the map.

    I explored the hike last month to check conditions. Interested hikers are invited to study maps and satellite views in preparation for pathfinding the somewhat vague route. I plan to walk just behind the pathfinding group to help guide decisions.

    Trailhead Directions: The Ribbonwood Rd. off-ramp from I-8 is ten miles before I-8 plunges into the desert on its way to El Centro. The trailhead is 10 miles north of Interstate 8 (if you are a crow), reached via McCain Valley Road. This road starts with 3 miles of pavement. The remaining 12 miles is reasonably maintained unpaved county road, so low-clearance vehicles are not advised.

    Sign-In and Waiver required at trailhead and is posted for review under “more” “files. We practice Leave No Trace trail principles and have a Stay Together Policy, which is available for review on the Pages tab.

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  • Lola

    Apologies, I must drop off the waiting list. Thank you.

    3 days ago

  • Phil B.

    Parking is limited at the trailhead so we need to carpool.  We will meet at the Grossmont Center Park and Ride, Dec 17 at 9 am.  I will send a detailed location Dec 12, after I return from a travelling week.

    5 days ago

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