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AdventureGraham
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11/5/2012
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November 17th, 2012 will mark my third time hiking out to Goat Canyon. I'm planning on meeting a friend at 6AM Saturday morning in Alpine then heading out, hopefully reaching the Montero Palms trail head by 7AM. Once we reach the trestle we'll probably take the railroad tracks back to where we parked. If anyone feels like meeting us out there feel free to post up! Lookin' forward to getting out there again!


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Would love to go but we will be out the following weekend for out annual
Thanksgiving Borrego Trip

Report back after your trip . Sounds like a good time.

Bob
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Sound like a great time! I am going to take advantage of the kids week off for thanksgiving and heading our for a 3-5 day extravaganza through fish creek!
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11/5/2012
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That is the way I did the hike on my first trip to stand on the trestle. It is a long way back around following the tracks. We got lucky and caught a ride on the tailgate of a truck for the last mile or so until we met up with Mortero Wash. Then hiked the last part back to the parking area below the palms. The guy that gave us the ride even gave us a beer to split for the ride. Best Coors Light I ever had. The last downhill before getting to the trestle was verr loose and slippery.
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11/14/2012
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Just a few more days to go! I was really sick for over a week and afraid I'd have to cancel this trip. So happy I've been feeling better! On the return trip along the tracks I'm thinking about cutting through where the old railroad workers camp is along with Indian Hill. I don't think the guys I'm going with have been there yet so it would be a great addition to the hike. Then we'd just make our way to Doz Cabezas Road.
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11/14/2012
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Yeah the railroad camp is pretty cool to checkout.
Seems it will eventually fade into obscurity.
The powder keg wall was noticeably smaller the last time we were there
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BorregoWrangler wrote:
Just a few more days to go! I was really sick for over a week and afraid I'd have to cancel this trip. So happy I've been feeling better! On the return trip along the tracks I'm thinking about cutting through where the old railroad workers camp is along with Indian Hill. I don't think the guys I'm going with have been there yet so it would be a great addition to the hike. Then we'd just make our way to Doz Cabezas Road.


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surfponto wrote:

The powder keg wall was noticeably smaller the last time we were there
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Seems like every picture I see of the wall it gets smaller and smaller...

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11/14/2012
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surfponto wrote:
Would love to go but we will be out the following weekend for out annual
Thanksgiving Borrego Trip

Report back after your trip . Sounds like a good time.

Bob
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I'm thinking of heading out there for Thanksgiving weekend (Maybe Friday or Saturday) I have no idea how I'm going to get there, I have a Saturn, but I might get lucky and have a Jeep again.
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AdventureGraham
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11/15/2012
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Daren Sefcik wrote:
surfponto wrote:

The powder keg wall was noticeably smaller the last time we were there
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Seems like every picture I see of the wall it gets smaller and smaller...



Well if I pass by there I can build it back up again a bit for ya!

I just hiked up Cowles Mtn this moring in preparation or this. The east approach wasn't as hard as I remember it. The views out west over the bay where very hazy but looking east I could see all the way out to Santa Rosa Mountain and Toro Peak. Lookin' forward to this weekend!
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11/15/2012
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surfponto wrote:
Yeah the railroad camp is pretty cool to checkout.
Seems it will eventually fade into obscurity.
The powder keg wall was noticeably smaller the last time we were there
upset




BorregoWrangler wrote:
Just a few more days to go! I was really sick for over a week and afraid I'd have to cancel this trip. So happy I've been feeling better! On the return trip along the tracks I'm thinking about cutting through where the old railroad workers camp is along with Indian Hill. I don't think the guys I'm going with have been there yet so it would be a great addition to the hike. Then we'd just make our way to Doz Cabezas Road.


Here's a comparison pic from the Horace Parker's Anza/Borrego Desert Guide Book, 1964 Edition. Think it would be kind fun to recreate the pics in old guides and books in order to see the changes over time. Tom


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11/16/2012
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Great find Tom,

I like reading those old guide books and seeing the pictures.
Amazing to think the camp was constructed over 100 years ago!
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11/16/2012
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Very cool, you can actually see side walls. Tom, you seem to always have good books and such!

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