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Torote Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Dozens of elephant trees cling to the walls of this interesting canyon. In Mexico, this tree is called torote, which means “twisted,” in reference to the haphazard way in which the limbs twine upward. A series of secluded valleys, each seemingly cut off from the rest of the world, lie up-canyon a mile or two. A broad expanse of sand, a few sparse shrubs, cobbled walls in the distance, and the vault of sky overhead—an hour spent quietly contemplating such purity and simplicity can bring on a feeling of profound peace."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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