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Coffin Peak Professional Review and Guide
"This view-filled hike, recommended for hikers with routefinding experience, leads to a mile-high summit in the Black Mountains near Dante’s View. Experienced hikers driving to Dante’s View are urged to take the easy cross-country jaunt to Coffin Peak, where equally unforgettable vistas can be enjoyed in solitude from this fine vantage point atop the Black Mountains.This seldom-trod route is not particularly notable for wildflowers, but some desert trumpet and Indian paintbrush adorn the trail. This hike may entice you to return for extended treks in the Black Mountains. Water sources are virtually nonexistent, and it is necessary to cache water along the crestline route. A southbound trek along the Black Mountains’ crest offers endless panoramas, a true desert wilderness experience, and access to old mine ruins, including the mining-boom camp of Furnace.The Greenwater Road offers easy access to hikers establishing water caches."
--Ron Adkison, Hiking Southern California (Falcon Guides).
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