The REAL "Bridge to Nowehere" hike!!!! Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge AMAZING PLACE!

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All persons refunded.

Many of us have heard of "The Bride to Nowhere" hike in LA. Some have even gone on it. After all . . . It's not too hard of a hike and it's not too far away.

Goat Cyn Trestle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drvc9ID6yJU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E14QT58EJU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsHT6dfRFyU

And if you like reading
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/goat-canyon-trestle
or
https://hiddensandiego.net/goat-canyon-trestle.php
The second one he takes the approach from the north side and goes on tracks. That's MUCH longer. We are taking the route in from The east. Less miles, and also more rustic.

Plain and simple this place is AMAZING. But it's far. As in too far to drive there and start the hike. So we will camp close by.

This is easy camping, a hard hike and for those that wish it, . . . culture vulture tour on Sunday.

The itinerary:

Fri (eve):

Sat: Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge Hike from Mortero Palms
5.5 to 6.4 round trip
ELEVATION GAIN 2,200 to 2,513 feet
https://modernhiker.com/hike/goat-canyon-trestle-via-mortero-palms/

This is in contrast to the route in from the north at 13.9 miles round trip
ELEVATION GAIN 4,202 feet that takes the tracks.

Even at the 6 miles round trip we will do: this is a desert hike. And THIS is why we are doing it in Jan the coolest time of year.

On Saturday after the hike we will drive to Fonts Point for Sunset then through Galleta Meadows as the sky darkens and back to our campsite or a soak in the mineral pools till 9PM

Font's Point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs2PE6rYyXE

Galleta Meadows in Anza-Borrego
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu3Q7pRvhp4

This one vid shows The Slot and a lot of Font's Point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKGHAaX2GX0
The whole flat lakebed parts we are not going to

I suggest you just google "Font's Point Sunrise" in google images.

Sunday - There are options:
One option is to drive home taking the cultural wasteland tour route:

Obsidian Buttes
Mud Volcanoes
Salvation Mtn
East Jesus
Bombay Beach
The International Banana Museum
The Dinos at Cabozan.
and maybe "The Pumpkin Patch"

The other Sunday option is:
"The Slot"
or
Calcite Mine Slot Canyon
or
Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves

Making options as Goat Cyn is a tough one. You might be blown for a second hike after. And two hikes on Sun will be too much.

We will pack in a LOT!!!

Accommodations:
We will be staying place called Agua Caliente. Our campsite will have Mineral Pools. One is open one is enclosed. They are adults only in the eve from 6 to 9 PM
How about a nice mineral waters soak after a day of hikes and exploration?

COST: $77 Per Person
Secure your spot now!!!

Space is limited to 16 total. The link will be deactivated once filled. We had 35 people go to Salton last time. So it will fill.

TERMS: The ONLY was to hold your spot is payment.
Payment is Fully Refundable if you cancel more than 2 weeks before the event. Under 2 weeks and credit given for future event. And efforts will be made at a replacement from the wait-list. If a person fills your place before the trip leaves you will be refunded instead of a credit.

Fee Includes:
2 nights campsite, firewood, Propane heaters, guiding to hike locations, and curated tours, carpool matching, and memories and photos for a lifetime.

Q What about food?
Fri eve is a Potluck as people arrive as they arrive. People will arrive to midnight even. Late is OK

Q Carpools How does this carpool thing work?
A When you sign up your info is taken. 1 week before the event carpool info will go out all as a matrix and matching is done then.

Q I want to go but don't think I am strong enough to do this hike.
Well . . . you do not need to be a hardcore hiker. But you do need to be average fit.

Q I don't camp OR I have not camped OR I am a newbie camper. Is this a good start?
A YES!!!! Car is steps from the site. Site is flat and without rocks. Plenty people there to help and be company. Clean bathrooms with flush toilets and running water and even showers!! And oh yes . . . a Mineral Pool too!!!