View single post by mesa
 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2010 02:35 pm
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This is to clarify the last post a bit.  What is correct is that that are lots and lots of places to hike but  it is not correct that there are prepared hiking trails of the sort found around US cities with signs saying xxx is 2 miles, yyy is 4.3 miles, maps, etc.  The poster probably didn't mean that but you might read that into the post.  Here there are lots of canyons and hills with fairly open creek bottoms, cattle trails and in some cases, dirt roads.  Just pick a spot that looks interesting and head out. 

If you go off the dirt roads onto cattle trails, etc, you will likely end up doing some bushwacking from time to time.  Many of the desert plants have thorns so depending on you tolerance for scratches and blood, dress appropriately.  Many of the canyons are fenced but the locals don't seem to mind people hopping the fences, just NEVER open a gate.  Also there are several herds of cattle wandering around but they don't seem to be bothered by hikers.