Geminids Meteor Shower Campout and Day Hikes

Hosted by Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club

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Join us for a fun weekend out in the beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park to watch the GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER at night and hike during the day!!

We will be out there Saturday thru Sunday free camping in beautiful ABDSP. Come hangout with good friends around the campfire. Watch the meteor shower at night and then go hiking during the day!!!!

Saturday night is the peak for the meteor shower and this years show should be spectacular!!! With 60+ an hour predicted, the new moon (which means no moon), plus the inky black skies out in the desert with no city lights providing the best place to view the show.

Bring a lounge chair lay back and enjoy the show!!!

Saturday: Meet at camp ( ) 0900 leave for hike @0930 for Domelands and/or Sombrero Peak


Sunday option 1: Hikes For the peakbaggers

1) I will be leading a hike up to Whale Mtn via Nolina wash climbing up several dry waterfalls with a couple 40ft!! 14miles 4,000ft all day fun!!

2) Ray will be leading another hike up to Whale for those not into climbing, yet still want to take in the gorgeous view of the Salton Sea from atop the 5350ft peak.

Other shorter easy hikes from camp are Ghost mtn and the pictographs.

Sunday option 2: I will be going up to Granite Mtn 5633ft via Cool Canyon 6 1/2 miles 3,200ft gain 6-7hrs

*keep in mind this means 3,200ft over 3.2 miles of tough steep off trail, bushwacking trekking!!!! With the worst of it being 2,750ft in the last 2 miles.

Ray offered to lead an alternative fun hike for those not into so much pain.


NONE at the camping location bring plenty to cook with and for day hikes.

What to Bring

Primitive Campsite no facilities

All camping equipment you will need to sleep and cook, FIREWOOD, food to share Potluck style dinners and snacks, you are on your own for packed lunch for hikes +WATER for your day hikes, Headlamp for night hikes as everybody knows I like to hike in the dark.

I will be bringing a firepit

Directions to camp

DISCLAIMER: I am an avid hiker inviting you to join me and fellow hikers. I am not a guide nor trained search and rescue member and will not carry you up or down the trail. You need to know your limits and what you need to get yourself there and back safely. Please be prepaired for the hike and do not put yourself, other hikers and SAR at risk. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted. No organizer or event host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. You accept all risks when you rsvp "yes" and show up to participate for this event or any other event.

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