By Sheri McGregor
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5 miles remain to reach the falls, which are a delight. As you hike around boulders and up over those that require some climbing, flat sections of trail reappear for short stretches. Pass through areas where water trickles, making its way down the canyon. In the late fall, the sycamore leaves turn a tangerine orange, lighting up the drab, rocky landscape. When you reach Maidenhair Falls, you’ll recognize it for its namesake. Even when drier weather prevents a heavy pour of water from the approximately 18-foot drop, lacy green ferns cascade down the rock face in abundance.
Increasing northing coordinates indicate you are traveling north; decreasing northing coordinates indicate you are traveling south. To learn more about how to enhance your outdoor experiences with GPS technology, refer to GPS Outdoors: A Practical Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts (Menasha Ridge Press). THE HIKE PROFILE In addition to maps, each hike contains a concise but informative narrative of the hike from beginning to end. Within the text you’ll find common hiking terms such as “rock ducks” or “cairns”—the small stacks of rocks left by other hikers to help mark the route.
In the chilly shade of this desert oasis, sit and listen to the constant song of myriad droplets. Even the smaller amounts of water, flowing steadily beneath the exposed rock, pleasantly rumbles like the distant echo of thunder. Before heading back the way you came, pause and etch the beauty of this natural sanctuary into your mind. This way, on stressful days back in civilization, you can call up the calming image for relaxation. 3 Flat Cat Canyon SCENERY: DIFFICULTY: TRAIL CONDITION: SOLITUDE: CHILDREN: NOT RECOMMENDED DISTANCE: 5 miles round trip HIKING TIME: 6–7 hours OUTSTANDING FEATURES: Desert flowers, rock formations, expansive view of the desert valley, palm oasis, and trickling water This extreme trek up a densely vegetated, boulder-populated ravine offers a sense of accomplishment at hike’s end.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park by Sheri McGregor