Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

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Start Date 2012-02-04
 
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RedRoxx44
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Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by RedRoxx44 » Dec 26 2011 12:24 pm

Looking really for a car shuttle or drop off driver along with fellow hiker(s) if it works out. I have several sources in San Diego I can hit up but one guy I know for sure won't do the trek. It'll be moderately rough bushwacking, illegal immigrant avoiding, rock hopping, etc. Here are a couple of links to check out. Be sure and look at some of the pics.
This date can be changed. A lot depends on how my ankle is holding up also. It's short distance wise but I plan on making in an overnight to see some of the sights. Jerry Shad in his book Afoot and Afield in San Diego rates this as a five star hike.

http://www.stowell.org/carrizo99/

http://members.trainorders.com/cimascra ... /index.htm


CANCELED: I'm out at this time. May change, but I doubt it. If still interested Randal Schulhauser has a trip in that area that weekend--PM him.

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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jan 16 2012 5:02 pm

Sorry to hear you are on the I.R. Letty :(

If anyone interested in something other than the Superbowl that weekend, I'll be heading to the area with some of my "usual suspects" =>

http://www.stowell.org/trestle2000/traveloguemain.htm
http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=13598
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638

Itinerary

1. Friday 2/3 – head out noon-ish from PHX and drive I-8 to Ocotillo CA turn-off to dirt double tracks taking us to Mortero Palms TH. Set up camp before sundown…
2. Saturday 2/4 – breakfast at dawn, hit the trail to Goat Canyon Trestle (3 miles). Return via the RR tracks (open to discussion, ~9 miles) or retrace our steps (3 miles). Back to camp at sunset for TH BBQ and beverages and campfire treats
3. Sunday 2/5 – breakfast at dawn, break camp. Check out Indian Hill petroglyph site on the way out. Home before 6pm
http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=12998


RANDAL

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PLC92084
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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by PLC92084 » Jan 16 2012 9:56 pm

Not sure I can make this now, Randal... Told the wife she could make plans (she's a Superbowl fanatic...). If I can squeak out super-early on Saturday, I could meet you at the campsite and stay til Sunday.... Stay tuned.

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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by stickman » Feb 02 2012 7:53 pm

So my friend and I are still on for this...we will be out near the S2/Carrizo Gorge entrance tomorrow pm. If anybody else wants to join look for a red crew cab Dodge diesel truck with matching shell. We are going to attempt a long day/night hike taking advantage of the almost full moon but will be prepared for an over night stay in the 30' degree temps if needed...

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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Feb 03 2012 8:20 am

A group of 4 HAZers will be establishing base camp at the Mortero Palms TH around sundown today => http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=13598

Maybe our paths will cross :)

Will be there with Clark's red Ford Expedition and my race red F-150...

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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by PaleoRob » Feb 03 2012 9:50 am

Looking forward to this!
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
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stickman
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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by stickman » Feb 07 2012 6:33 am

My friend Scotty "C" and I managed to pull this hike off in about 12 hours. I posted a full trip report and photos on my website here http://www.sefcik.com/2012/02/carrizo-g ... abdsp.html

For anyone else who goes out there, bring a saw and not clippers, they were worthless. Right now is a good time to go, there was very little water making route finding much easier. All in all a great trip, thanks to Letty for kicking this off to begin with!

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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by PaleoRob » Feb 07 2012 7:16 am

We looked down into the gorge from the RR, and were glad we weren't bushwacking it there.
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon

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Re: Carrizo Gorge California Feb 4-5

Post by stickman » Feb 07 2012 8:07 am

Rob del Desierto wrote:We looked down into the gorge from the RR, and were glad we weren't bushwacking it there.
It looked like a very busy day up on the tracks, we saw several groups walking up there. I wonder if anyone saw or heard us below....hummm....

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