We will begin our trek at the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve visitor center building (closed), hiking through the oasis along the San Andreas Fault to McCallum Pond. We will do a stopover at the pond before heading up the trail to Moon Country. The area is rich in geology and history. Along the way you may find one of several endangered species. During springtime a wide variety of wildflowers can usually be seen. This 5.0-mile hike is rated easy with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on this trail. Bring your camera, wildflower books, picnic lunch, 2 liters of water per person. Wear closed toed hiking boots, sun hat and sunscreen.
RSVP is required and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in 15 minutes prior to start time. Ticket reservations begin 14 days prior to the event.
RSVP HERE: https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/mooncountry2-9-24
A suggested nonrefundable donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs. For more information contact 760-862-9984.
Note: park along Thousand Palms Canyon Road near the closed parking lot for the Preserve. View map/UTM coordinates: 33.838692, -116.307686
Sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains. Visit our website at www.DesertMountains.org
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