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mrkmc
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1/3/2012
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Does anyone know how far you can drive down Carrizo Canyon from S2? (assuming high clearance 4x4 vehicle) On the topo map, the jeep road ends near the south end of section 24, but the State Park PDF map, and the Tom Harrison San Diego Back Country map give the impression that the road ends around the south end of section 13. In the satellite photo, it looks like the road is partially overgrown south of section 12.

Anyone been down there in the last year know how far it is drivable? Anyone have a waypoint for the end of the road?
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At your "end of road on topo map" is about correct for hard core 4x4. A more realistic end point is maybe a few hundred yards back before it crosses the wash and you can see that clearly if you zoom in and look at where the road dips down into the wash and picks up again on the other side a ways down. You can probably go close to six miles in. That is how far I went in my crew cab Dodge diesel truck.

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PS, you have a lot of great pics on your google site. I still need to get up to Red Top.

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I just looked at your topo lines, you should be able to make it into 24 just past 13 and easily into the middle of 12 where the east fork branches off and heads towards the railway and carrizo palms. After the middle of 12 is where it gets rougher.

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OK, Cal Topo is cool, thanks!

This is where we parked last time I believe Cal Topo Map

[Update] I just checked my Google Earth waypoint and that is where we parked in my big Dodge truck.
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You can actually drop down that little sand hill and go probably another couple hundred yards or so.
Mary usually stops me before than but I have done it a few times in the LandCruiser

Better to stop where you said Daren.

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dsefcik wrote:
OK, Cal Topo is cool, thanks!

This is where we parked last time I believe Cal Topo Map

<em>edited by surfponto on 1/3/2012</em>

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1/4/2012
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dsefcik wrote:
OK, Cal Topo is cool, thanks!



Yes, Caltopo.com is my new favorite tool for planning routes! If only it would draw a profile and calculate elevation gain/loss I could get rid of Nat Geo Topo!

Thanks for the info. Looks like I can get about a mile further than I thought. I've been working out an idea for an all day cross country extravaganza in that area. I need to wait a month or 2 for a little more day light before I give it a try.
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hvydrt wrote:
I've been working out an idea for an all day cross country extravaganza in that area. I need to wait a month or 2 for a little more day light before I give it a try.


Would enjoy hearing more about that trip, I have ventured thru many parts of the Gorge. I am also planning on hiking down thru the Gorge from Jacumba beginning of Feb.

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