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drew66
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4/22/2015
drew66
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Thank you for all of your trip reports they are very useful. My wife and I are planning a day trip out this weekend to AB and I would like some recommendations.We have a 2WD SUV but hope to park it and have a 4/5 hours round trip hike. We have been to AB many times but I realized after reading the trip reports we have been missing out on the area to the west of Vallecito / Agua Calente. We are looking at one of the following hikes: Inner Pasture or Vallecito / Storm Canyon.

After reading trip reports from both areas and I am leaning towards IP. I understand that there is a way to IP through (a) Sandy Wash near mile 41 on S2. Any additional details on Sandy Wash or would it be better to go Canebrake Canyon to IP? As for Vallecito / Storm Canyon how best to begin the trip?


For us we are looking for a good hike where we can explore and find some hidden "treasures" along the way. Let us know your recommendation or even a possibly a whole different hike in that area. Looking for something off the the beaten track er... trail smile


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dsefcik
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4/22/2015
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Storm - Day Parking at Troutman Mtn which you can access thru the gate at the bottom of Campbell grade. Or Day Parking of the S2 just north of Vallecitio Stage Station Campground right before you get to all the homes. I would NOT recommend you go on to the property of the ranch at the far end of Storm, you will not be greeted with any smiles.

IP - There is a small pull out for parking just north of the marker 41, telephone poles are near it. You can also park at Agua Caliente campground for $3 and go in thru Moonlight Cyn, a more rigorous hike and probably more scenic. You can get to IP from Canebrake but it is longer, any of the routes are fine for a first trip out. It is vast out there so just go and explore, 4/5 hours will not be enough to explore much, I would recommend you try to plan 6-8 hours and take water and some lunch.

Marker 41 & Moonlight Cyn will have the highest chance of seeing bighorn sheep.

Be sure to report back and have fun!

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ziphius
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4/22/2015
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Welcome to the forum. Inner Pasture is awful and dangerous, no water, too many cholla, no trails, and occasionally inhabited by bearded, surly misanthropes that camp without clothes because they can, seeing as no one else ever goes there. You won't enjoy it. smile

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4/22/2015
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Welcome to the forum. Inner Pasture is awful and dangerous, no water, too many cholla, no trails, and occasionally inhabited by bearded, surly misanthropes that camp without clothes because they can, seeing as no one else ever goes there. You won't enjoy it. smile

What He Said

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drew66
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4/23/2015
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Thank you both for your input. Sounds like Jim doesn't want to be disturbed out there in IP smile Looks to be a good weekend for hiking out there! I will discuss our options with my better half tonight and I will report back.

You guys are awesome!
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4/29/2015
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I was laughing so hard when i read that just now bowrofl

Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Welcome to the forum. Inner Pasture is awful and dangerous, no water, too many cholla, no trails, and occasionally inhabited by bearded, surly misanthropes that camp without clothes because they can, seeing as no one else ever goes there. You won't enjoy it. smile


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4/29/2015
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I wonder if they went out...drew66 TR ??

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ziphius
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4/29/2015
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dsefcik wrote:
I wonder if they went out...drew66 TR ??


I'm up for a 'search & rescue' mission on Sunday. Seriously. Even if no one is lost.

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4/30/2015
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
I wonder if they went out...drew66 TR ??


I'm up for a 'search & rescue' mission on Sunday. Seriously. Even if no one is lost.


Count me in 😳
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