CANYONEERS TO LEAD HIKE IN ANZA BORREGO FEB. 15

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February 8, 2014 (San Diego County) - The Canyoneers from San Diego Natural History Museum will be leading a nature walk/hike in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on Saturday, February 15th starting at 9:00 AM to the Indian Hill area in the park. This walk/hike is rated Moderate with a boulder scramble 6 miles up to 1000 ft elevation change.

Participants can hike through hillsides of teddy bear cholla and barrel cactus to visit the remains of a primitive 1912 railroad camp.

For this hike, participants take the Ocotillo exit from I-8 and go northwest on S2 for 4.1 miles, turning left onto an unmarked dirt road to meet the Canyoneer host there. The group will consolidate into 4WD or high-clearance vehicles to reach the trailhead. Allow 2 hours driving time from San Diego.

Canyoneers are San Diego Natural History Museum volunteers trained to teach appreciation of plants and animals in southern California. Walks are open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, including driving directions and some applicable parking fees, visit the Canyoneer hikes page at http://www.sdnhm.org/calendar