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anutami
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11/21/2012
anutami
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Decided to head out to Hapaha Flat and check out some of the ancient Indian villiage sites. Unfortunatly my rig won't make it through the "squeeze" so I headed up through fish creek, passed sandstone canyon and beyond. It ended up being about 20 miles one way and definite 4wd road. It was my first time getting stuck in 4wd! The soft sand and fully inflated tires proved to be too much. I aired down to 60psi in the rear and 50 psi in the front.

Fish creek...had it in 2wd all the way to sandstone canyon

A must stop...

And some pretty tight places







This is about where I got stuck and had to air down

Once I saw this protruding boulder decided to call it a day and set up camp

And did some night time road construction

Couldn't have made it without my spotter smile

Toughest part of the drive is here

There is a nice Indian site right at the beginning of the flat





I have never seen these before

Lots of pottery

Headed up to Dave Mcain Spring

You know when there is grass growing in the middle of the road you are out there!

And found a VERY sweet campsite

Did I mention SWEET campsite?




The tank

And the mighty ocotillo

Did a lot of bushwacking

Headed up to split rock

And another sweet campsite

With morteros

Salamanders

And rock art

Thanks Daren for the DStretch

I think I became part Indian on this trip wink

Awesome trip!!

Can't believe we found these

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11/21/2012
surfponto
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Fantastic Trip Report.
Pictures are great!

I am constantly amazed at the places you can squeeze your rig into.Toast

You are making some great memories for your kids

Bob

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ziphius
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11/21/2012
ziphius
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Yep, you have the luckiest kids on the planet! Any water at the spring / tank? smile Jim

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dsefcik
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11/21/2012
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Love the kid photos...and yeah, still can't believe some of the places you take that big camper truck..!
Now that I know you can get your truck back in there maybe I will venture out...thanks!

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hikerdmb
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11/21/2012
hikerdmb
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Another great trip for your family. I have to correct you though... you didn't get stuck, just temporarily delayed.
David
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BorregoWrangler
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11/21/2012
BorregoWrangler
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Looks like you guys had a blast out there! Great trip report! Last time I was at Split Rock I spotted mountain lion tracks along the road.

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tommy750
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11/22/2012
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Great report! Never been past Split Rock. How is the hilly area a little way up the road from Split Rock and before Pinyon Wash? Looks a little hairy from Google Earth. Tom
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anutami
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11/26/2012
anutami
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tommy750 wrote:
Great report! Never been past Split Rock. How is the hilly area a little way up the road from Split Rock and before Pinyon Wash? Looks a little hairy from Google Earth. Tom


I didn't drive past Split Rock, but from the view above (pic below) it looks fine to the entrance to Harper Flat. Once you get to that point, I think .7 miles past Split Rock it is the end of the road...

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