You've probably tired of me reminding you of many unseen and some very obvious dangers this area has. Mines dot all over this mountain range and most I am sure are not covered to keep unsuspecting off roaders or hikers from either venturing in on their own or those who do fallen unsuspecting. The ground is very unstable in many areas because of all the mining tunnels, so you may think your on stable ground, but may find yourself falling into a unforgiving mine shaft. It happens all the time across the USA. So please watch your little ones and the big kids too!
Please check out the link below: California’s Abandoned Mine Lands Program Fact Sheet
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Article on mine dangers
Just wanted everyone to know that is might be wise to wear some shoes with good tread and that is because some areas such as the "Hiking Trails, View Top Area, back entrance stairs, area around the School house and cemetery" is nothing but rocks and gravel. I saw so many ladies and men walking around in their dress shoes (ladies - heels) and (men -slick soles). I also watching them almost slip and fall. Leave the flip flops at home too! Not if your into stubbing your toes:-)
1. There are rattlesnakes in the desert. They can bite. I hate snakes. They don't like me (or anyone else) much either. There's a happy understanding between us though- I don't hurt them, they don't hurt me. More people get bit by trying to catch or kill snakes than anything else around here. Leave 'em alone and they'll usually go away.
2. This is the desert. It can get VERY hot, especially during the summer months. Wear a hat. Drink lots of water.
The Calico Fire Hall will make sure nothing catches light in town - too bad the building is made of wood!