Our annual Calico event is coming up on April 20th & 21th, 2019. We will have people camping out starting Friday night through Sunday. The planned runs will be on Saturday.
Calico was a booming silver mining town in the 1880's. In its heyday, it had over 500 operating mines. The decreasing value of silver led to its demise by the turn of the century. Most of the trails/roads we use for our runs were established routes for accessing the mines and removing the ore. Many mines are still accessible but please use caution.
Vehicle minimum requirements for the hard runs (Doran/Odessa loop):
An easy run has not been planned. However, if there’s enough interest and we can get a trail lead we can add one in.
Run schedule (subject to change based on vehicle count)
Run #1 (hard) - Doran/Odessa loop – Saturday 9am
Run #2 (easy) – TBD
(only if enough interest) – Saturday 9am
Here are some pics from the previous years.
Camp Site/Meeting Location
– The main group camping spot will be the same as previous years – about 1.8 miles in on Phillips Loop Road just off to the left of Mule Canyon Road. No permits (or reservations) are required since it is located on BLM land. It is dry camping meaning there are no facilities and it’s a 5mi drive into town so what you bring is what you get. And, as always – Pack it in, pack it out! I plan to go out on Friday to secure the spot.
Google Map - N34 56.555 W116 50.505
Communications - Ham 144.450 for car to car ($25 hand held on amazon
Go to Trail Preparedness List