Salton Sea in the distance driving down S-22 into Borrego Springs
Green hills along S-22
The entrance to Rockhouse Canyon is just around this corner
Someone lost a muffler
First part of the hike is in Rockhouse Canyon
At Hidden Spring there were cat-tails and the beginning of an old Indian Trail up to Jackass Flat
Old Indian Trail, Jackass Flat is on top of the ridge
Lots of green ocotillo
Looking down into Rockhouse Canyon
More ocotillo on the side of the trail
Looking down into Rockhouse Canyon with Santa Rosa Mountains in the distance
Mortero on Jackass Flat
We hiked up the wash on the left side of the hill in the center of this picture, came around the back side, up to the high point and then down the canyon/wash on the right side of the hill
There was pottery all over Jackass Flat, the site of an old Indian village
We entered the lower part of Dry Wash and started hiking up
Looking back to where we started
Getting closer to the canyon we would round at the top of our hike
Pinyon Pine cones were all over the wash but not a Pinyon Pine tree anywhere
Some flowers already blooming along the wash
Mountain Lion scat?
Up in the highest part of the canyon there was lots of shade and green grass. No water but there had been only a short time before
old bird nest in a Cholla cactus
This is where we exited the Dry Wash and started heading back toward the jeep
Looking farther up Dry Wash
Even way up here there was pottery
This is the view farther up Dry Wash from our high point
Buck Ridge from our high point. We planned to camp somewhere along here but there was way too much cholla and rock
So we went down this small canyon to find a campsite lower and out of the cholla. You can see Jackass Flat in the sunlight below.
Wylie taking a sitdown break as the sun starts gettin lower.
He is a great and furry dog!
Got to camp and time to rest after about 6 miles.
Sunrise and Venus
Wylie in camp
Buck Ridge in the morning
Some flowers and Buck Ridge
Heading back in the morning.
Looking back to where we came the day before
A cool outcrop of rock along side of Jackass Flat
In the middle of this picture is the canyon/wash we came down
Looking down into Butler Canyon
Lots of pottery around here
More pottery. It was everywhere
Wylie on some green grass in Jackass Flat
Looking across Jackass Flat to the Santa Rosa Mountains
Back to the edge of Jackass Flat and looking down into Rockhouse Canyon and the jeep.
Still more pottery
Looking across to the far side of Rockhouse Canyon to lots of green ocotillo
Looking down the old Indian trail from Jackass Flat into Rockhouse Canyon.
Wylie beat me back to the jeep and was waiting in the shade
There was still some water in Clark Dry Lake as we drove out
Another shot of the green hills as we left Borrego Springs
Map of our route
Google Earth vies of our route