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Turtle Mountain Wilderness Camp #1, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Inland
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Trailhead Elevation 1,839 feet
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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2  2018-02-05 Steph_and_Blake
1  2018-02-05 Steph_and_Blake
Author Steph_and_Blake
author avatar Guides 88
Routes 59
Photos 2,395
Trips 158 map ( 710 miles )
Age 69 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   Late Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  6:19am - 5:27pm
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Mohawk Springs - Turtle Mountain Wilderness
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Charley Brown
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2.7 mi
222 ft
Coffins Springs - Turtle Mountain Wilderness
1.3 mi away
2.6 mi
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Obsidian Deposit
Obsidian Deposit
4.1 mi away
0.1 mi
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Stepladder Mountians Wilderness Trails
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Mopah Spring
Mopah Spring
9.4 mi away
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Mopah Peak Viewing Knoll
Mopah Peak Viewing Knoll
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Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Trails
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Virginia May Mine
Virginia May Mine
17.6 mi away
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Likely In-Season!
This campsite is east of the northeastern portion of the Turtle Mountain Wilderness. It provides easy access to Mohawk Springs, Lost Arch Mine, Charley Brown Camp and Mine, Lisa Dawn Camp, Coffin Springs, and the Obsidian Deposit. The other two "official" campsites (near the Lost Arch Mine and the Charley Brown Camp) provide a shade structure and a picnic table, but you might be inundated with day-trip off-roaders.

The campsite we chose is between the two official camps, is level, and elevated enough such that you can get a good view of the points of interest you can visit. One down-side to the campsite is that there is a plethora of cholla balls everywhere.

There is no water in the area, no toilets, no trash cans. Practice LNT. Campfires are allowed but you must first get a permit (free) from the state of California. Bring your own wood or harvest downed, dead trees.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your car camp trip to support this local community.

2018-02-11 Steph_and_Blake
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To car camp trip
    From Blythe, CA, drive 72 miles north on Route 95. Turn left onto Turtle Mountain Road. Turn left on Mohawk Springs Road. Use your GPS device to find the final campsite.
    page created by Steph_and_Blake on Feb 11 2018 9:19 am
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