Daniel Coleman

Organizer

Daniel Coleman
Phone
(360) 481-1477
Email
teninopt@gmail.com

Dan Coleman has been hiking on his own and with clubs in the Coachella Valley and nearby areas for over 2 years. He has participated in Many hikes as sweep and enjoys mapping and tracking the hikes as well. Back home in Washington State, Dan hiked and camped over many years with family and friends in the deserts in Eastern Washington, the Olympic and the Cascade mountain ranges. As a serviceman in the Air Force, he enjoyed some hiking in eastern France, Germany, and Austria. Dan's experience includes marine navigation and racing as well as search and rescue for the Olympia Harbor Patrol and Civil Air Patrol. Dan recently retired from practice after 40 years as a physical therapist and is looking forward to leading hikes in this area for both Desert Trails and Coachella Valley Hiking Clubs.

Joshua Tree National Park

Location

Joshua Tree National Park
Category

Date

Jan 31 2020
Expired!

Time

Approx hour drive from I-10 at N Indian Canyon Exit
8:00 AM

Cost

Park pass or fee

Labels

Moderate Hike

MAZE LOOP- WINDOW ROCK ( JOSHUA TREE NAT. PK.)

This hike begins in Joshua Tree National Park. The steepest part of the hike is in the beginning.  Once on top of the highest point, there are great views of Yucca valley with Twentynine Palms to the north. As the trail  turns south we walk through a maze of sand stone boulders where we will stop for lunch. From that point on it is rolling small hills as we proceed to Window Rock and then circle back to our cars. We will hike only as fast as our slowest. Hikers should have at least two liters of water,  the ten essentials, and be able to layer their clothing. The weather can change quickly in the high desert, so be prepared.   The  hike will take between 4 – 5 hrs.

Distance: 6.75 miles

Gain:         900 ft

Starting Altitude: 4000 ft

Discovery Pass for each car recommended

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST HIKE WITH THIS HIKE LEADER , PLEASE EMAIL ME SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THIS IS A GOOD HIKE FOR YOU!

EMAIL. teninopt@gmail.com

HIKE LOCATOR: Joshua Tree     HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate

HIKE LEADER: Dan Coleman

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