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dsefcik
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2/7/2012
dsefcik
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Scotty "C" and I headed out to hike down the length of Carrizo Gorge from the DeAnza Springs Resort to Egg mountain. We have been down in the Gorge several times before and knew what to expect, catclaw, reeds, water and plenty of solitude. We hiked about 2 miles on the tracks from DeAnza and then dived down into the thick of the catclaw where there were old remains of railway cars. There were about 4 sets of wheels and axles, a small car chassis and other debris. Along the way we also found two encampments with more debris. It was about 12 miles thru the Gorge to get to the end of the jeep road and then about another 7 miles on sandy jeep road to egg mountain. We got to the jeep road just before dusk and hiked the remaining 7 miles to the truck in the dark under an almost full moon. It was a perfect night for hiking without lights and we managed to pull this trip off in 12 hours.

Photos from the trip can be seen here http://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Anza-Borrego-Desert-State-Park/Carrizo-Gorge-02-04-2012/21364900_xMrH32

TR on my website is here http://www.sefcik.com/2012/02/carrizo-gorge-hike-to-egg-mtn-abdsp.html

Scott knows there is catclaw down in the Gorge so he prepared his pack with anti catclaw plastic wrap


Some old railway debris on the side of the Gorge

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Down in the Gorge Scotty "C" straps on the catclaw armor


Nice water pond area


Busting thru some carrizo


Old mining debris


Cholla and cactus forest


Looking up at the train trestles and the two old railway cars that have fallen over the side. You can't actually see the big famous trestle from down in the Gorge, you need to climb up to see it


A 98 second exposure of the jeep road as we hiked out at night under an almost full moon



Some pictographs I have not seen before

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Mandatory scat photo


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