Palm Canyon through hike 3/4/08
Palm Canyon through hike from Pinyon Flats walking north toward Hermit's Bench. Google Earth kml file here. Started hiking from the locked gate south of Asbestos Spring at 7:50am. Had planned to follow Dutch Charlie canyon down to the main trail but instead took a route about a mile south which worked out fine. Joined the main Palm Canyon trail at 9am and headed north. Beautiful day. As my elevation decreased the wildflowers increased. Arrived at Dry Wash for a noon lunch break. Didn't see anyone on the trails until i was about a mile from Hermit's Bench. Took the Victor trail over to Fern Canyon then just walked out on the Alexander trail. Arrived at the Bogart Trail bridge at 2:36pm and took a little break in the shade. Out of water and out of sunblock. Walked along the dike to Barona Road and then home. Arrived home 3:36pm. GPS says i walked 18.5 miles and took me 7 hours 46 minutes.
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