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Wind Caves Professional Review and Guide
"The trip’s excitement begins with the drive up the wash. Progressing upward from the valley floor, the wash approaches the rocky face of Split Mountain, then cuts through the mountain, with hardly any gain in elevation. The trailhead is beyond this narrow spot in the wash. At a little over a half-mile up the trail, the caves come into view. The lower set of these fascinating sandstone formations has smaller alcoves; the caves on the higher level feature more spacious floor plans. There is an extraterrestrial quality about the site, due to both its ethereal appearance and the evidence that early Native Americans made use of these natural shelters. You will want to spend some time exploring the alcoves scattered around at 0.7 mile. The sand and wind-sculptured stoneworks resemble a piece of imaginative architecture or a deserted spaceship with rounded port holes. On your return trip down Split Mountain Road, watch for additional wind cave formations high above the rim on the right (east). A visit to the caves makes you more observant when you scan the horizon in this rugged desert environment."
--Bill Cunningham & Polly Burke, Best Easy Day Hikes: Anza-Borrego (Falcon Guides).
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