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harmono
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11/12/2012
harmono
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My planned trip was to hopefully check out the possibility of an easier route to the Goat Canyon Trestle via a canyon that cut through the range. There is a wash that is at the northern tip of Jojoba Creek Road. It's also just north of Piedras Grandes, but not the wash that is near Indian Hill. There is no name for this wash on the map that I know, but the trestle that is just north of Dos Cabesas is the southern part of that wash.
This route appealed to me because once you get to the opening of the creek it's about 3 miles to the Goat Canyon Trestle (rough estimate). And from the creek opening to the tracks is about 1.5 miles. Unfortunately there is not a road going to the opening of the creek, but there is a wash. So far I have yet to hear of anyone trying this route.


This is a picture that I took of the canyon that I wanted to go through to get to the tracks at Carrizo Gorge.

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Jojoba Creek road north end near Piedras Grandes by harmono619, on Flickr

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11/12/2012
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My trip photos
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Map of my planned trip up the canyon (I did not make it there but I took a picture of the canyon from a distance (see inset)


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11/12/2012
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Google Map
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/89836383@N03/page2/

Click on the google map and if you click on a line it will give you the story of each road we went on and where. It's not complete.
Summary:

Day 1 with my Father. Dos Cabesas, Mortero Palms campground
Day 2 with my Brother: Desert View Tower, Wind Farm (Dos Cabesas Road), Bow Willow, Mountain Palms, Unknown Wash (we were trying to get to Mud Caves), Agua Caliente Airport
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11/12/2012
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I sort of got stung by a bee.

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11/13/2012
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Interesting way to report a trip...I may try that next time. So it looks like you never made it out to the wash and trestle? At least now you know what to expect for your next trip. Dos Cabezas rd is the way to go, it is fast now that most of it s graded. Mortero Wash has some sandy sections just after you leave the S2.

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11/13/2012
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Daren;

I always use Mortero Wash. I air down my tires right after I get off S2. I've never had any trouble with any of the sandy sections.

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11/13/2012
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TR wrote:
Daren;

I always use Mortero Wash. I air down my tires right after I get off S2. I've never had any trouble with any of the sandy sections.

Tom


That's correct. I never made the trestle or did much hiking. I went down Nortero Canyon (Mortero Wash), with a non-4WD Jeep. It's definitly less complicated to go that way except for finding the railroad crossing. Dos Cabesas is much smoother, but Nortero Canyon is ok if you don't mind a rough road. As far as I could tell the energy company was blocking the path for Dos Cabesas, but that could change in a week or two. So I might go out there for Thanksgiving depending on if I'm lucky enough to get a Jeep again.

I think next time, if this is legal I would like to bring a mountain bike, and see how far I can ride it. I did learn much as this was my first time.

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harmono
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11/13/2012
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Yes there are some really sandy sections, on Mortero Wash road so it's a good idea to bring a jack and maybe some planks and lower the air pressure on the tires. But the sand is not really deep as long as you keep your speed, and keep your head about you it's ok. It was just stressful going down that way the first time, because I had no idea what it was going to be like. Going back was much easier, although the sandy parts were difficult because I could not see as well with the sun at that angle.
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