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AdventureGraham
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10/16/2012
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I know this is kinda last minute but I figured I'd post this up anyway for anyone who might be interested. BorregoFest is an annual event hosted by OutdoorAdventureUSA. Folks from many different SoCal forums attend for a weekend of good times spent in the desert. I'll be heading out Friday evening with my family. Here's some info and a link to the site:

Well it's time to start planning our annual OAUSA BorregoFest event. The dates are set for the 19th through the 21st of October. This is a family friendly event that never fails to impress. We will be holding trail runs, ham radio testing, a potluck, wine and beer tasting, and probably a small raffle. Please let us know if you plan on attending. Fees and sign up info are below.

We will be using Butterfield Ranch RV Resort for this year's event. OAUSA depends on the donations from this event, and SummerFest, to help it stay in operation. Campsite fees, taxes, website expenses all add up, and OAUSA is comprised of a completely volunteer, unpaid staff. We have done our best to keep the fees reasonable, and ask that all that can, please join us at Butterfield Ranch to help support OAUSA. BorregoFest, with it’s group camping, promotes a feeling of camaraderie among the members, and creates an opportunity for those who many not know each other to share in the event face to face, as well as contribute to the future of Outdoor Adventure USA.

However, no fee is required if you are only coming out for one day or are making other accommodations outside of the group camp for spending the night. You are still allowed to come into the group site for the trail run meetings, potluck, and evening festivities each day. Fees are the same whether you stay for one night or two in the group site. Please post your interest in attending in the format you see below and your name will be added to the OAUSA Roster…

For fees, payment information, and other details go to the following link…

http://forums.oausa.net/viewforum.php?f=165
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dsefcik
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10/16/2012
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Looks like fun....I will be heading out Thursday for a 4 day backpack trip thru Rockhouse Cyn / Valley so I will miss it. Please let us know how it goes!

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anutami
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10/17/2012
anutami
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Sounds like fun! We are heading out through mortero wash towards indian hill. I am going to try and cross the railroad tracks and head towards the railroad camp and explore the railraod tunnels with the kids and camper. Hopefully the rig will make it!
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Borregolinda
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10/18/2012
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dsefcik wrote:
Looks like fun....I will be heading out Thursday for a 4 day backpack trip thru Rockhouse Cyn / Valley so I will miss it. Please let us know how it goes!


Which Rockhouse Canyon?
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TR
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10/18/2012
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anutami:

If you're worried about your rig making it through the one steep, rutted section of Dos Cabezas road,
there's a way around this section of road. It starts from Mortero Wash about 300 or 400 yards short of the tracks, and goes down and to the right. It winds it's way around and comes out right at the top of the steep, rutted section.

Daren has made it through the steep, rutted section with his truck, albeit with a little mudflap damage if I recall correctly. But he doesn't have the camper on the back. My Land Cruiser just walks up that section like it was paved.

Tom
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10/18/2012
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It looks like from Google Earth that it is actually Dos Cabezas Road the by passes the rough spot. The rough section is the un-named road that runs right along the tracks.

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anutami
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10/18/2012
anutami
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Tom, thanks for the heads up. I made it up that rutted section last year with the camper before I knew about the alternate route. I was planning on taking that bypass to get around the rutted section. I wanted to cross the railroad tracks by the indian trailhead parking area, since I remember a jeep trail that runs northwest from Indian hill to the blasting storage area. I can't remember if that is closed or open to vehicles.
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surfponto
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10/19/2012
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Hey John,
Would love to see some pics after the event, especially from the trail runs.
Unfortunately our schedule didn't workout this time. upset

Bob


BorregoWrangler wrote:
I know this is kinda last minute but I figured I'd post this up anyway for anyone who might be interested. BorregoFest is an annual event hosted by OutdoorAdventureUSA. Folks from many different SoCal forums attend for a weekend of good times spent in the desert. I'll be heading out Friday evening with my family. Here's some info and a link to the site:

Well it's time to start planning our annual OAUSA BorregoFest event. The dates are set for the 19th through the 21st of October. This is a family friendly event that never fails to impress. We will be holding trail runs, ham radio testing, a potluck, wine and beer tasting, and probably a small raffle. Please let us know if you plan on attending. Fees and sign up info are below.

We will be using Butterfield Ranch RV Resort for this year's event. OAUSA depends on the donations from this event, and SummerFest, to help it stay in operation. Campsite fees, taxes, website expenses all add up, and OAUSA is comprised of a completely volunteer, unpaid staff. We have done our best to keep the fees reasonable, and ask that all that can, please join us at Butterfield Ranch to help support OAUSA. BorregoFest, with it’s group camping, promotes a feeling of camaraderie among the members, and creates an opportunity for those who many not know each other to share in the event face to face, as well as contribute to the future of Outdoor Adventure USA.

However, no fee is required if you are only coming out for one day or are making other accommodations outside of the group camp for spending the night. You are still allowed to come into the group site for the trail run meetings, potluck, and evening festivities each day. Fees are the same whether you stay for one night or two in the group site. Please post your interest in attending in the format you see below and your name will be added to the OAUSA Roster…

For fees, payment information, and other details go to the following link…

http://forums.oausa.net/viewforum.php?f=165

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10/19/2012
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Yeah that is an easy section for the Land Cruiser smile
Last year we came up to that spot and there was a lady with a Saturn Vue that had attempted to make it up that hill.
Needless to say she didn't make it and we had to help her back down.

Bob

TR wrote:
anutami:

If you're worried about your rig making it through the one steep, rutted section of Dos Cabezas road,
there's a way around this section of road. It starts from Mortero Wash about 300 or 400 yards short of the tracks, and goes down and to the right. It winds it's way around and comes out right at the top of the steep, rutted section.

Daren has made it through the steep, rutted section with his truck, albeit with a little mudflap damage if I recall correctly. But he doesn't have the camper on the back. My Land Cruiser just walks up that section like it was paved.

Tom


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10/19/2012
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Anutami;

It signed as closed to vehicle traffic, though there has clearly been some vehicles through there. Maybe it's Border Patrol.

Tom
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dsefcik
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10/23/2012
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Borregolinda wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
Looks like fun....I will be heading out Thursday for a 4 day backpack trip thru Rockhouse Cyn / Valley so I will miss it. Please let us know how it goes!


Which Rockhouse Canyon?


The north cyn/valley. I just got back last night so I have some catch up to do on emails and go thru my photos so I will post something soon. All in all a good trip, 1/2 day in Butler Cyn and then 4 days / 3 nights in RH Valley and lower Santa Rosa Mtn areas.

Daren

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AdventureGraham
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10/24/2012
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surfponto wrote:
Hey John,
Would love to see some pics after the event, especially from the trail runs.
Unfortunately our schedule didn't workout this time. upset

Bob


I'll have the report up soon!

dsefcik wrote:
Borregolinda wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
Looks like fun....I will be heading out Thursday for a 4 day backpack trip thru Rockhouse Cyn / Valley so I will miss it. Please let us know how it goes!


Which Rockhouse Canyon?


The north cyn/valley. I just got back last night so I have some catch up to do on emails and go thru my photos so I will post something soon. All in all a good trip, 1/2 day in Butler Cyn and then 4 days / 3 nights in RH Valley and lower Santa Rosa Mtn areas.

Daren


I'll be looking forward to your trip report and photos from that!
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