Past Meetup

2 Desert Days: Joshua Tree's Wonderland of Rocks, Mecca Ladders

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55 people went

Indian Cove Nature Trail

I have no idea, Indian Cove Road · Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, CA

How to find us

Meet at Southwest Corner of 29 Palms Highway (Highway # 62) and Indian Cove Road at 1:30PM. Car convoy together from there to Indian Cove Nature Trail parking lot at end of Indian Cove Road circle west.

Location image of event venue

Details

DO ONE OR BOTH HIKES...
The hikes schedule and other info are here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A6SJKbeVPGztWgVpp5dMJ-3bTmfEuZ07/view?usp=sharing

Joshua Tree PHOTOS:

http://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26868333

Mecca Ladders photos --https://www.google.com/search?q=mecca+ladders&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjngv63nf7YAhVGzGMKHfnUDIUQ_AUICygC&biw=1238&bih=919

THE PLAN:

DAY 1: we will cover about 2 miles in 4 hours. Hike is medium hard but really scenic and worth it. For moderately Experienced monkeys. We will climb up and down a slot canyon. There are harder options that parallel my route, but I am giving you the option of medium and harder.

Bring leather gloves to protect your hands, as the rocks are spiked. Bring Lots of water, hat, hiking shoes, bla bla bla. I am not your mom. (As far as I know, I'm not your dad either, but show me a picture of your mom, we'll see...)

There is No park entrance fee at Indian Cove group campground.

DRIVE: is about 150 miles east of Los Angeles. Give yourself 3 hours
Google map of the route from west LA: https://goo.gl/maps/EmipscyDBF62

AFTER HIKE DINNER AND POSSIBLE PARTYING IN THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY:

Karaoke....start at 8:00pm at Kokopelli's Kantina (same building as La Casita Nueva restaurant)
57154 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 (Hwy 62 at Dumosa)

HOTEL ROOMS OR CAMPING IS UP TO YOU GUYS

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DAY 2: The Sunday hikes schedule and other info
are here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A6SJKbeVPGztWgVpp5dMJ-3bTmfEuZ07/view?usp=sharing

Afternoon: 1:45pm---5 mile, easy loop at Mecca ladders with five 10 to 15 foot metal ladders to climb, 500 foot elevation gain
--includes 5 mile drive on a smooth, but dusty, dirt road

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As usual, you accept all risks of rock climbing and this hike.

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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