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Painted Canyon hike -slot canyon/geology

Mecca, Съединени щати

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Изживяване, водено от Kevin

2 часа
Включва храна, напитки, транспорт
До 7 души
Домакините говорят на английски

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I will pick you up in the town of Mecca at Starbucks.

Ten minutes from Mecca we will reach a dirt road, 5 miles from the trailhead. We will drive for about 15 minutes on the scenic road, with stops for photos. Here we will take in views of the Mecca Hills, and drive right over the San Andreas Fault and in between the rocks it has uplifted.

From the trailhead, we will walk into Painted Canyon for a hike through walls of exposed layers of sediment and rocks. The hike is a gradual slope on a flat sandy/rocky riverbed. The sheer size and color contrasts of the layers of rock are amazing to see up close. We will hike for about 1.5 miles each way, with an option to the 2 climb ladders (pictured) through a narrow section of the canyon. Though the ladders are optional, we may continue further if timing and the group's wishes allow. I'll discuss the puzzling geology we see throughout the journey.

Note that if you google the canyon you may see photos of multiple ladders and slots- this is a more difficult trail called Ladder Canyon, which we skip. Safety and accessibility first. Many guests express their wishes to return to the canyon on their own in the future to explore further.

COVID UPDATE: To reduce time spent in the vehicle together, I have temporarily removed the trip to the Salton Sea which is mentioned in some reviews, and we now begin nearby in the town of Mecca.
Other things to note
Easy to moderate hike over sand and small rocks . Access by dirt road: vehicle is equipped for the conditions, but may vibrate over sections of dirt road. Only bring what you can carry on the hike, as nothing should be left unattended in the car while we are hiking. Climbing of ladders not required.
I will pick you up in the town of Mecca at Starbucks.

Ten minutes from Mecca we will reach a dirt road, 5 miles from the trailhead. We will drive for about 15 minutes on the scenic road, with stops for photos. Here we will take in views of the Mecca Hills, and drive right over the San Andreas Fault and in between the rocks it has uplifted.

From the trailhead, we will walk into Painted Canyon for a hike through walls of exp…

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Какво е включено

  • Food
    Granola bars
  • Напитки
    Cold water and soft drinks will be provided free as needed.
  • Транспорт
    Depending on group size and conditions, our transportation is:

    J...
От $84
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Домакин в Airbnb от 2015
  • 15 отзива
  • Самоличността е потвърдена
I am an experienced hiker and explorer and have been traveling through local deserts since I was young. Although I am a Southern California native, I have traveled extensively, and my education matches my interest in the Earth's landscapes: I recently finished my PhD work in urban geography at the University of Helsinki. I also have degrees from the geography departments of UCLA and the London School of Economics. While abroad, I have given lectures about the history and development of Southern California, and have presented at conferences from Portugal to Japan. Recently, I mentored for a course in Tallinn, Estonia about sustainable cities. I am particularly interested in future growth and landscape transformation. I am passionate about geography, desert landscapes, and sunshine. I look forward to sharing this adventure with you!
I am an experienced hiker and explorer and have been traveling through local deserts since I was young. Although I am a Southern California native, I have traveled extensively, and my education matches my interest in the Earth's landscapes: I recently finished my PhD work in urban geography at the University of Helsinki. I also have degrees from the geography departments of UCLA and the London School of Economics. While abroad, I have given lectures about the history and development of Southern…
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Къде ще бъдете

Painted Canyon is a slot canyon carved by rainfall into the desert landscape, revealing rock layers up to 600 million years old that have been twisted by the movements of the San Andreas Fault.

Оценени с 4,93 от 5 от 15 отзива.

Danielle
февруари 2020 г.
I'm so glad I chose this hike. It was my first time in painted canyons and it such a beautiful place. They were amazing spot to take photos and the experience of it. Kevin was absolutely amazing. Knew alot about the area, was friendly from the start. He came well packed with gronale bars and water, he cared for tour safety and never pushed for slower/faster paste. He is so easy and comfortable to get along, knows a great deal of detail about the canyons and salton sea, had some laughs as well. I enjoy myself and considering it was only me and kevin today, the one on one helped me connect better. Thank kevin for this amazing experience.
I'm so glad I chose this hike. It was my first time in painted canyons and it such a beautiful place. They were amazing spot to take photos and the experience of it. Kevin was abso…
Nicole
февруари 2020 г.
What a wonderful experience. Kevin is incredibly knowledgeable and kind. He made us feel comfortable and offered impeccable guidance. Definitely book! We are so glad we did.
Marci
февруари 2020 г.
Great hike with amazing scenery! Kevin tailors the hike to your needs, we are curious people so he was able to provide us with fascinating facts about the geology and history of the Painted Canyon. Great value, would highly recommend, appropiate for any hiking level!
Great hike with amazing scenery! Kevin tailors the hike to your needs, we are curious people so he was able to provide us with fascinating facts about the geology and history of th…
Terri
януари 2020 г.
This was my first AirBnB experience. It was a wonderful afternoon adventure. I was the only passenger but Kevin was a great host. Very good value. Learned a lot.
Aaron
януари 2020 г.
Nice easy walk through canyons with a little bit of ladder climbing. Very easy for us elder folks plus we got some amazing photos!
Jay
януари 2020 г.
My wife and I had a great time. Kevin was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk with. He took us to an area other tourists would be but kept us away from the crowds. He shared facts and history along the way which made the hike very interesting. The hike was good exercise but not too challenging. The views and sights were amazing.
My wife and I had a great time. Kevin was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk with. He took us to an area other tourists would be but kept us away from the crowds. He shared f…

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