Scott Sichler

Full-time traveler out exploring in our RV.

Love hiking here. Great place to SUP and surf too!

1 day ago
1 day ago

You can park for 30 minutes free at the Buttercup Ranger Station to avoid buying a permit. The dunes are really interesting.

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

Awesome views of the badlands and surrounding area. A sunset or sunrise here would be pretty epic. You might not need 4WD to get out here but then again you might... I took some video on a cloudy day - https://youtu.be/YoHtiHFAJ64

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

https://youtu.be/TdcoYee0isk

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

These sculptures are really fun to see. Very detailed and huge! A definite must see when out in Borrego Springs.

about 2 months ago
about 2 months ago

This is a really fun hike. The slot is a little tight in spots but doable by most people. We like to hike out into cliffs beyond the slots for great views of the area.

about 2 months ago
about 2 months ago

I hiked here twice this Summer and really enjoyed it. I posted a video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D7b9dYu7FI

2 months ago
2 months ago

These two canyons make for a fun hike. The ladders looked pretty safe when I went. I would recommend a hydration pack or small pack to carry water bottles as you will need both hands to climb. I posted a story with video - https://www.theoutbound.com/scott-sichler/ladder-and-painted-canyons

2 months ago
2 months ago

We opted to stay at nearby Goosenecks State Park and did a day trip through here. Will definitely camp here next time. Beautiful and much less crowded than monument valley.

3 months ago
3 months ago

I've done this trail many times and really like it. It's very close to Palm Springs. Great views. It's a good climb in short distance so you can get a workout in if you hike fast or run.

3 months ago
3 months ago

Great description and details on a very cool place to visit. If you are thinking about doing this in a passenger car, pay attention to the author's advice on tires. These rocks can chew your tires up. We made the drive in our Jeep without needing to use 4x4 but did take air out of the tires to make the washboard a little more comfortable.

3 months ago
3 months ago

I enjoyed exploring these with my wife. We obtained our $12 permits from Tribal Parks Office next to the Leche-e Chapter House (open on weekdays). We saw some trash and graffiti in the slots. Please respect these places and leave no trace.

3 months ago
3 months ago

I really enjoyed this one. I got a little muddy and wish I had brought poles and minimalist outdoor shoes in addition to my boots for the muddy spots. Bring exact change ($6) for the permit. Check the weather and stop at the BLM office as rain as far away as Brice Canyon can affect the slot. Some video I took - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiQyGFl_hzM

3 months ago
3 months ago

Great pictures. We stayed here at the Cold Water Cove Campground. We enjoyed hiking around the lake and to the nearby waterfalls. Epic moutain biking on the McKenzie River Trail. We also stand up paddleboard the lake. After an active week we hit the Belknap Springs for some soaking in their hot spring fed pools. Bliss.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago