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September 5, 2016 (Jacumba) - Courtesy Day Use at Jacumba Hot Springs Spa & Resort after every Saturday Hike for participating hikers.  View hiking safety tips.

9/17/16 - Valley of the Moon/Full Moon Hike -  An evening hike under the Full Moon to an “Otherworldly” location off I-8 East just past the San Diego/Imperial County line in a high desert area near the Mexican border. (Bring a Flashlight) This hike is rated HARD with the out and back distance at 5 miles (approx. 4 hrs. round trip). No dogs please! Hikers will meet 5PM at Jacumba Spa, 44461 Old Hwy 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Hike Leaders:  Bill Pape (619) 766-4927and Richard Alcorn richardalcorn2455@gmail.com *Please read the attached Safety Tips!

09/24/16 - Morena Butte - This hike involves three broad, widely spaced summits a midst a generally rocky topography.  This hike is 8 miles long with a 1500' elevation gain/loss, and rated MODERATE to HARD. We begin our hike on a trail through a pine forest and proceed on a difficult "goat trail" over a lot of granite that may include some bouldering. Meet at the Lake Morena Ranger Station, at 8AM. Day permit $3, seniors FREE. No Dogs Please! Hike Leaders Bill Pape (619) 766-4927 billjacum@aol.com and Richard Alcorn richardalcorn2455@gmail.com *Please read attached Safety Tips!  

10/01/16 - Jacumba Walk-About – This hike is 4 mi. rated EASY and suitable for the whole family. Dog Friendly using a 6’ leash. Hikers will meet 8AM at the Jacumba Spa, 44500 Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934.  This hike will take you to the Chinese Castle, the Natural Hot Springs, Jacumba Lake, Sand Wash, Train Station, Community Park and other good stuff! Hike Leader:  Dennis Ruth. *Please read attached Safety Tips! October Fest/Swap Meet – 10AM to 2PM – Jacumba Community Park!

10/08/16 - Table Mountain Hike & Potluck Social - This hike is rated HARD. 4 mi. round trip hiking up to Table Mtn. & Squaw Tit red rock plateaus. No Dogs Please! Hikers will meet at 8am at the Jacumba Spa, 44500 Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934 to carpool. Hike Leaders: Bill Pape (619) 766-4927 & Tammy dumptruck.01@wildeblue.net *Please read the attached Safety Tips! Potluck Social after the hike at Greg's Place, Please Bring a Dish to Share.

10/15/16 –  Mountain Springs/Meyer Valley - A 4 mile rugged and picturesque high-desert hike begining at Mountain Springs Grade and will take us into the beautiful Jacumba Wilderness via Meyer Creek. We will walk amid giant boulders through dry creeks with occasional springs including several palm oases. Hike is rated HARD. Hikers will meet at 8:00AM at the Jacumba Spa and Resort 44450, Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs Ca 91934. No Dogs Please! *Please read attached safety tips! Hike leaders:  Mike Rood (760)455-1876, Nancy Rood, and Angel Somera.

10/22/16 – Nobel Canyon/Old Glory Ridge – This 5.5-mile hike is located in Pine Valley and rated HARD. Hikers will travel over portions of the Nobel Canyon Trail and across the Old Glory Ridge where hikers will experience Spectacular Views! Portions of this hike are; steep, strenuous and slippery! Meet at Noble Canyon trail head, located at Pine Creek Rd., Pine Valley 7:30AM to organize. Hike begins at 8AM sharp! Forest Adventure or Interagency Senior Passes required. Hike Leaders:  Mary (619) 851-6482 bahiamaria@sbcglobal.net & Phyllis. No Dogs please! *Please read attached Safety Tips!

10/29/16 – Trail Blazing Hike to Desert View Tower – Hiking the In-Ko-Pah area from Dennis Ruth's Homestead to the Desert View Tower (famous Roadside Attraction). Hikers will pretty much be creating their own trail at an elevation of approx. 4,000 ft. to a scenic & diverse plateau and up the back side to the Desert View Tower. Approx. 5mi. round trip and rated MODERATE. Hikers will meet at 8:00AM at the Jacumba Spa and Resort 44450, Old Hwy. 80, Jacumba Hot Springs Ca 91934. No Dogs please! Hike Leaders:  Dennis Ruth & Greg Curran gregcurran@sbcglobal.net  *Please read attached Safety Tips!


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