PIPE ORGAN CACTUS MONUMENT CAMPING TRIP and dining in PUERTO PENASCO- Fresh caught shrimp.
and SUNSET CRUISE IN MEXICO
Friday February 17 to Monday February 20 (Presidents Day)
Please confirm if you are a driver.
Currently open to YEARLY MEMBERS OF DISTANCE TO BE TRAVELED- Membership Required.
5 hour drive from Palm Springs to the campsite.
We will be camping in Pipe Organ Cactus Monument in Arizona and we will drive to Puerto Penasco either Saturday or Sunday once I have the boat reservation.
You must have a passport to go into Mexico.
This is a hiking and camping trip.
As of now this will be a Distance 2B Traveled Yearly Members Trip Only. This Trip will open to the General Public in January if there are any spaces left.
Carpooling not required. You can drive Solo.
Have your passports for we will be traveling in Mexico to go sailing.
$250 per person if you want to drive solo. No refunds for this offer because boat cruise will not issue refunds unless they cancel tour.
Does not include tipping the captain on boat.
Members can bring family members though no one under the age of 18.
Only 20 tents allowed
1 per should have a tent no larger than a 4 person tent.
2 people should have a tent no larger than 6 person tent.
Yes you can sleep in your car.
Full Payment Required
This is a rain or shine event.
Please note the night will be in the 40s to 50s. Days could be cold or warm. Typically the area doesn't receive much rain, but we have camped in the rain...be prepared.
The campsite has solar showers
and flush toilets.
PIPE ORGAN CACTUS MONUMENT.
The park is the only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows wild. Along with organ pipe, many other types of cacti and other desert flora native to the Yuma Desert section of the Sonoran Desert region grow in the park. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is 517 square miles (1,338 square kilometers) in size. In 1976 the monument was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and in 1977 95% of Organ Pipe Cactus was declared a wilderness area.
The 42 foot catamaran "Tempo" is perfect for a small group (up to 18 passengers). The perfect sunset cruise with beer and margaritas included in the price. Included in the price noted above.
Along the Visitor Center Nature TrailVisitor Center Nature Trail (0.1-mile round trip) Easy. Visitor Center Nature Trail Easy - A trail guide is available for this ADA Accesible stroll through the Sonoran Desert as it loops around the Visitor Center.
Campground Perimeter Trail (1-mile round trip) Easy - Loops around the Twin Peaks Campground. Allows pets, if leashed.
Desert View Nature Trail (1.2 miles round trip) Easy - A circular route leading to vistas of Sonoyta Valley and the pink granite of the Cubabi Mountains in Mexico. Trail side signs describe features along the way and tell how people used the desert to live.
Palo Verde Trail (2.6 miles round trip) Easy. Goes between Visitor Center with Twin Peaks Campground.
Estes Canyon-Bull Pasture Trail (4.0 miles round trip) Strenuous. A favorite among hikers here. This combination of two trails leads you up to an amazing vista, jumbled geology and wonderful flowers. The pasture was used by supporters of Pancho Villa as a hide-out!
Victoria Mine Trail (4.5 miles round-trip) Moderate. On south side of Twin Peaks Campground. Goes over rolling terrain to the site of the oldest mine in the area.
Lost Cabin Mine Trail (4.4 miles) Along an old, primitive mining road.
Martinez Mine Trail (3.2 miles) to an abandoned mine over an old mining road.
Senita Basin Loop (2.25 miles) through the oldest granite hills in the Monument.
Milton Mine Trail (2.5 miles) through hills of Chrysocolla (false turquoise).
Red Tanks Tinaja Trail (1.2 miles) Moderate. Trailhead is located along the North Puerto Blanco Drive. Follows the route of ancient Hohokam following tinaja springs.
Mountain arch seen from Ajo Mountain Drive.Dripping Springs Mine Trail (2.0 miles) travels through one of the moistest area of the Monument.
Arch Canyon Trail (1.5 miles) Moderate. The trail leads up the canyon towards a pair of natural arches in the volcanic rock. At the end of the maintained trail, a strenuous , non-maintained route leads up to the arches and beyond. Be cautious of loose rock if you choose to follow this route.
Bull Pasture Trail (1.75 miles) through the historical focal point of all three cultures who have occupied the Monument.
Bull Pasture Trailhead on Ajo Mountain Drive.Organ Pipe Cactus NM Package - Book and Map to help explore the park.
Estes Canyon Trail (2.25 miles) is a more gradual route to Bull Pasture.
Old Ajo/Sonoyta Hwy. 85 Trail (7.5 miles) a 50-year-old remnant spur along old Hwy. 85.
William Springs Trail (2.2 miles) from the Quitbaquito parking lot along the international border.
Contact Jason Bruecks for more information.
TO KEEP A HAPPY GROUP
Lastly.....We are energized group. If you join us you join with a sense of nature adventure and ablity to be surround by many people of all walks of life. As I tell the group...you start with your own joy and no one can steal that from you and you are not entitled to try to steal other people joy. We are in this to have fun! If there is drama such as hurt feelings, preaching about rules, politics, religion, race, or sexist comments bring all that to me rather than creating a scene. As group leader I have final say to keep the peace for the entire group. Please do not sign up if you have control issues or do not play well with others. Since this a family mixed event please keep any drinking to taste and not to create effect. Please note that I will remind you of this paragraph if issues arise. By signing up for this event you are agreeing to all the above.