In The Desert
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A friend of in-the-desert took us into the Panaca Kilns back in 2014. We saw them and left. After looking at the area we thought that there might be other interesting places, canyons and sights to be seen in this area. We pushed on into Gleason Canyon and found another area that needs further exploration. We missed a lot, paths, caves and more trails. But this was just a preview look at the area. You'll want to spend more time there. This is not well known, we couldn't find any info on the Internet. It is another area in the middle of nowhere! Be careful, don't go alone!
If you decide to take this daytrip in the desert then here's a few things we missed. The cliffs lining Gleason Canyon are getting overgrown with brush (see the video below). At one time there were trails leading into different areas of these cliffs. We did spot several caves and other interesting formations that could worth be looking at. Also you might want to continue on up the wash past the point where we stopped and turned around. There is also a trail going North from the "Well" located on the map and the GPX track that could go through to Deer Lodge Canyon.
Daytrip Video, Slidehow
A short video/slideshow of Gleason Canyon. View this full-screen for a better experience.
For a larger version of this map - click on the magnifying glass
We all thought this would be an interesting area to look into again, and spend more time. We also want to try going North to Deer Lodge Canyon on a Jeep Trail we found that runs North along the western edge of the mountains. If you go let us know what you found?
Download the GPX track for this trip here ---
See Linda's shoe in the bottom of this photo for size. This mushroom was really large at approximately 20 inches across. There were several more at this location (see video below). We can't find an identification for this large mushroom. Do you know what it is? Please E-Mail Us Space left for an ID for this mushroom and it's scientific name and type and if good to eat. And any other info