I will send out contact information later today via email/PM.
Here are the directions:
Coming from the east (Hwy 86). Take Hwy 22 towards Borrego Springs. As you get close to Borrego Springs, the road takes a sharp turn left, you want to turn right at the bend and take Henderson Canyon Road (going west). Henderson Canyon Road dead ends at Di Giorgio Road. Turn right on Di Giorgio Road. The pavement will end in about 1 mile. It is about 2.5 miles on the dirt road to the Alcoholic Pass trail head. Keep a sharp look out for the trail head sign on your right, it is easy to miss. If you reach the Desert Gardens Picnic Area, you have traveled about 1 mile too far. Park anywhere you can find a spot off the dirt road.
If you are coming from the west on Hwy 22 through the town of Borrego Springs, go through town. You will come to Christmas Tree Circle. Turn right on the circle, and at 180 degrees, turn right onto Hwy 22 again. In about a mile, you will come to Di Gorgio Road (there is a building with a towing service on the left). Turn left on Di Gorgio Road, and it is around 2 miles until the pavement ends. From there, following the directions, above.
Weather forecast is not available yet for the weekend. But Friday Feb 17th is forecast for a high of 69F and a low of 40F. Average temperature for this time of year is 72F high and 46F low. We will be maybe 1,000 feet higher than Borrego Springs the first night. The forecast we get is for Borrego Springs. Right now no precipitation is foretasted. We will know more as we get closer to the trip.
Day 1 will be about 9 miles (I think I posted 12 miles earlier), Day 2 will be 9 miles. This is a loop, so we will not cover any real estate twice. There is no water until we get to Coyote Creek on Sunday morning. That is a 5 or 6 mile hike in the morning. So plan on bringing around a gallon of water, unless you know you need less. If you need water at Coyote Creek, it MUST be purified, so take purification time into consideration.
The plan is to meet at the trail head at 9:00 AM. If anyone wants to meet earlier in Borrego Springs and carpool, just leave a message here for the group.
Shoes -- we will encounter lots of Cholla and they will attack you. When wearing XC flats they do puncture my skin. With heavier trail runners they are not much of a problem if I am careful. Some people wear short gaiters, but I don't.
Wind -- usually minor in February, but we need to watch the forecast.
Any other question, please post them here for the other members of our group to see.
Read David Kelly's post earlier in this thread about his trip in the area last week!