Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

Ladders/Painted Canyon Hike

In the Mecca Hills, above the town of Mecca, CA, east of the Salton Sea, is a hike  sometimes simply referred to as “the ladders”. I recently went on this hike with a couple of friends, who were visiting us, … Continue reading

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Carey’s Castle

Sometime in 1935, a 21 year-old Arthur Lloyd Cary arrived in the Coachella Valley along with his wife Elaine and their child.  Settling in Holtville, Cary worked at first as a vegetable truck driver.  In the late ’30’s, likely about 1938, the … Continue reading

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