San Diego to Joshua Tree

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    Feb 16, 2016 10:24 PM GMT
    Looking for cool things between San Diego and Joshua Tree National Park February 20-28. Already planning to hit Torrey Pines, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Slab City, Borrego Springs, Cuyamaca State Park, Three Sisters Falls...

    Other weird shit to see? Great hikes? Places to get naked outdoors? Gay beaches?

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    Feb 17, 2016 12:09 AM GMT
    Salton Sea? See the John Waters documentary first.
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    Feb 17, 2016 12:22 AM GMT
    Skip that temporary - and thankfully, disappearing - aberration of nature called the Salton Sea. It's a miserable stinking hellhole filled and surrounded by trash. OTOH, there's a cool, funky resort in 1000 Palms, Miracle Springs Resort & Spa that has one of the largest collection of hot pools west of Hot Springs, AR. Definitely worth a visit, if not a stay, which isn't so bad, either.
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    Feb 17, 2016 6:30 PM GMT
    timmm55 saidSalton Sea? See the John Waters documentary first.


    yeah i've totally seen this. that's why i'm going to slab city! i'm all about trash. ;-)
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    Feb 17, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
    mecduplateau saidLooking for cool things between San Diego and Joshua Tree National Park February 20-28. Already planning to hit Torrey Pines, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Slab City, Borrego Springs, Cuyamaca State Park, Three Sisters Falls...

    Other weird shit to see? Great hikes? Places to get naked outdoors? Gay beaches?



    Natural hot spring at Deep creek/ Bowen ranch. It's a bit of a hike so treat it as an all day adventure.
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    Feb 17, 2016 8:25 PM GMT
    mecduplateau saidLooking for cool things between San Diego and Joshua Tree National Park February 20-28. Already planning to hit Torrey Pines, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Slab City, Borrego Springs, Cuyamaca State Park, Three Sisters Falls...

    Other weird shit to see? Great hikes? Places to get naked outdoors? Gay beaches?



    Check out this organization:

    http://www.greatoutdoors.org

    I was a member when I lived in San Diego. It was really a good organization and we had many interesting hikes, several of which included a few nights in tents after backpacking for considerable distances. No nude hikes except for one in Mexico, but there was often nudity at camp sites while bathing in streams, etc. On one canoe trip many were nude.
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    Feb 18, 2016 2:55 AM GMT
    Try-The Cedar Creek Falls hike to Devil's Punchbowl is one of San Diego's hidden hiking gems. Located in remote Ramona-- far from the hustle. You can google this, I live in the area and with the rain we have had it is a fun hike
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    Feb 18, 2016 4:17 PM GMT
    joxguy saidTry-The Cedar Creek Falls hike to Devil's Punchbowl is one of San Diego's hidden hiking gems. Located in remote Ramona-- far from the hustle. You can google this, I live in the area and with the rain we have had it is a fun hike


    Looks like Devil's punchbowl is right next to three sister's falls. I love this area. Almost no one on the trails the couple times I've been. ;-)
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    Feb 18, 2016 5:37 PM GMT
    You might also try Tenaja Falls and its trail, in the Cleveland Nat. Forest, above Fallbrook. A beautiful drive to the trailhead, and several trails of differing difficulties to choose from. With recent rains, the Falls should be pretty cool, but they're no Niagara, even in a torrent. Don't hike alone; it's cougar country!
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    Feb 20, 2016 5:21 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidDon't hike alone; it's cougar country!


    I think as a gay male he is safe from cougars - and aren't they mostly in Palm Desert or Rancho Mirage in that area?.

    And, if you mean the 4-footed kind with tails, they are hardly likely to attack a 6 foot, 170 lb man. Dogs? Yes. Children, quite possibly.
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    Feb 20, 2016 5:50 PM GMT
    Read The Beast in the Garden before you discount whom cougars can and will attack, and where and why they do so.
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    Feb 21, 2016 2:12 AM GMT
    joxguy saidTry-The Cedar Creek Falls hike to Devil's Punchbowl is one of San Diego's hidden hiking gems. Located in remote Ramona-- far from the hustle. You can google this, I live in the area and with the rain we have had it is a fun hike


    When I lived in San Diego (1978 - 1994), I went on that hike with Great Outdoors; it was my first backpacking experience. Although it was very challenging (the trail was virtually nonexistent and it was rough), it was a very nice hike. There was a natural water slide which we very much enjoyed. Unfortunately, unless there is enough rain, that area would not be very inviting but the recent rain may have been sufficient.