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Ladder and Big Painted Canyons Professional Review and Guide
"Ladder Canyon and Big Painted Canyon are highlights of the Mecca Hills. The path snakes through a steep-walled canyon, up several ladders, and through a narrow slot canyon. The ladders are usually maintained by volunteers, but assess the conditions for yourself before trusting your footing. Once you leave Ladder Canyon, you will hike along the ridge, and find yourself surrounded by great views of Mecca Hills and the Salton Sea. After the ridge you will descend into the aptly named Big Painted Canyon for your hike back."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
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