Where: Meet at the Calcite Mine Road

When: 8:30 a.m.(5-6 hours)

Join Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian and explore the sandstone canyon country around the Calcite Mine.  You will follow the Middle Fork of Palm Wash up over small dry falls to a slot canyon, check out the mine, and see a demonstration of calcite's interesting optical properties.  Meet at the Calcite Mine Road, mile marker 38.1, east on Highway S-22.  Parking is available on both sides of the highway.  Wear sturdy footwear, a hat, and carry water.  This hike is rated moderately strenuous.

Anza-Borrego Desert SP ®

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