Our annual Calico event is coming up on April 11 & 12th, 2015. We will have people camping out starting Friday night through Sunday. Most of the runs will be on Saturday with optional run(s) on Sunday as well.
Calico was a booming silver mining town in the 1880's. In it's heyday, it had over 500 operating mines. The decreasing value of silver led to it's 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 and Odessa):
Vehicle minimum requirements for the easy run (Philips Loop, Mule Canyon, Wall Street Overlook, Early Man Site):
Run schedule (subject to change based on vehicle count) follows-
Run #1 - Doran / Saturday 9am
Run #2 - Odessa / Saturday 9am
Run #3 - Phillips & Wallstreet / Saturday 9am
Run #4 - Doran and/or Odessa (loop?) / Sunday 10am
For those of you who haven't been before check out some pics from the previous years.
The main group camping spot will be in the same general location as last year, along Mule Canyon Road (1mi from pavement (Ghost Town Road). The camping location is on BLM land, so no camping permits or fees are required. This is dry camping with no facilities (5mi drive to town), so bring what you need. Pack it in, pack it out!
GPS coords N34 56.475 W116 50.350
Trail Preparedness List
*Note: This event is adult only. If you plan on camping, please leave the kids at home.