We love hiking through slot canyons, and had never made it to the most popular one in Anza Borrego on our previous visits, so it was high on the list of hikes to do this time. The gang piled into two cars and made the 20 mile drive to the trailhead for The Slot, in the Borrego badlands.
Since the trail out and back through the slot is short, we decided to make a longer loop up West Butte and end in the slot.
I wrote some poor directions from a website about the hike, and we were never really sure if we were on the correct route. There are trails everywhere, so we just picked what we thought was the right one and headed off, up the butte, along ridges and through washes and a jeep road.
We finally ended up in the slot. Sometimes it’s just better to sit down and scoot.
We hiked 5 miles but it seemed longer for some reason. Probably because we felt lost most of the time. On the way home we stopped for a late lunch at Carmelita’s in Borrego Springs. A good day!