|Starting up Bighorn Canyon|
|Interesting rock formations in the canyon|
|The drinking trough from the water guzzlers|
|Water tanks from the guzzler. These tanks collect water from Blue Spring, a natural spring in the nearby canyon|
|Looking down into the canyon|
|Granite Mtn in the distance|
|Granite Mtn with a cactus|
|Nearby Kumeyaay Village|
|Kumeyaay Village has numerous morteros, it was a large village at one time|
|GPS route of our hike (click image to enlarge)|
Because of your great post on Bighorn Canyon, my wife and I hiked up to the tanks on March 23rd.
We started off in the Kumeyaay village site, following the ridge around then carefully picked our way through the ocotillo and cholla minefield to Bighorn Canyon. The wild flowers were incredible. Once inside the main wash it was smooth sailing until the last 1/4 mile or so. There is a slight split in the stream, we headed east for some boulder-hoping fun. About an 1/8th mile in, I realized the error. Once I looked at the topo map, it was no problem finding the tanks. From your description of the hike, it looks like you did the same thing.
We started around noon and were back at the car just before six. With several hours of exploring enroute.
Wow..! Thats cool ---J, I am glad you were able to enjoy Bighorn Canyon as we did. Yes...we made the same mistake and had to track back west to find the tanks.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment!!