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Turtle Mountain Wilderness Camp #2, CA
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Trailhead Elevation 1,440 feet
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Seasons   Late Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  4:59am - 6:29pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Virginia May Mine
0.6 mi away
4.3 mi
1,270 ft
Mopah Spring
10.8 mi away
8.5 mi
653 ft
Mopah Peak Viewing Knoll
10.8 mi away
2.3 mi
273 ft
Obsidian Deposit
14.9 mi away
0.1 mi
33 ft
Riverside Mountains Wilderness Trails
16.0 mi away
Rice Valley Wilderness Trails
16.1 mi away
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This campsite, on BLM land near the southern end of the Turtle Mountain Wilderness, was chosen as it wasn't strewn with rock and was located next to a pretty mound of boulders. It offers easy access to the Horn Spring/Virginia May Mine as well as to Castle Rock. There are expansive views of the Turtle Mountain Wilderness and the Riverside Mountain Wilderness. The primary vegetation is creosote and palo verde and an occasional red fishhook barrel cactus.

Upsides:
No chollas to contend with!
If camping on the east side of the boulder mound, you get shade earlier in the afternoon
We saw only one other vehicle during our stay
Camping is free


Downsides:
No toilets
No picnic tables
No trash cans
No water
No facilities of any kind
Lots of broken glass


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 $$
    None


    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To car camp trip
    From Blythe, drive north on Route 95 to Vidal Junction. Turn left onto Route 62. Turn right onto dirt road after driving 8.3 miles. Use GPS device to stay on the correct road given GPS coordinates noted below:

    Lat: 34.18131
    Lon: -114.75034
    page created by Steph_and_Blake on Feb 11 2018 10:35 am
    90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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