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5/3/2009
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We did a day hike from Carrizo Gorge - East Fork to the Carrizo Palm grove. Awesome hike!! Probably 5 hours round trip but well worth it.
There was a breeze the entire way up which made the hike nice since it was 90' +.


We found at least 5 or 6 backpacks on the way up and back that were obviously left by Mexican immigrants coming up from the border. We were kind of wondering why they ditched them in the canyon?



Here is the post to the entire trip.
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5/2/2010
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Bob,
Nice hike. Looks warm. I take it you did this hike instead of the hike to the trestle you had mentioned for last Thursday. It looked REALLY windy on Thursday last week, 40+ gusts. How did the "newbies" like the desert? And did you really say last trip of the season?
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5/2/2010
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Hey David,
That was the hike we did last year.
My friends liked it , but underestimated the amount of water they needed :-)

We ended up hiking to Goat Canyon yesterday. Haven't written the post but here are the pics.
Goat Canyon Hike
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Bob
hikerdmb wrote:
Bob,
Nice hike. Looks warm. I take it you did this hike instead of the hike to the trestle you had mentioned for last Thursday. It looked REALLY windy on Thursday last week, 40+ gusts. How did the "newbies" like the desert? And did you really say last trip of the season?
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5/3/2010
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That would explain the date. Can't wait to read this one.
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I went with Bob and have some pics also, probably very similar. Very nice day out in the back country with you and your wife, I had a good time.

http://www.sefcik.com/index.php/photo-gallery/carrizo-gorge-to-goat-canyon-trestle-05-01-2010/

Daren

surfponto wrote:
Hey David,
That was the hike we did last year.
My friends liked it , but underestimated the amount of water they needed :-)

We ended up hiking to Goat Canyon yesterday. Haven't written the post but here are the pics.
Goat Canyon Hike
regards,
Bob
hikerdmb wrote:
Bob,
Nice hike. Looks warm. I take it you did this hike instead of the hike to the trestle you had mentioned for last Thursday. It looked REALLY windy on Thursday last week, 40+ gusts. How did the "newbies" like the desert? And did you really say last trip of the season?
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5/3/2010
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Great pics Daren
Thanks that was a good hike. Still say we should have chased that rattlesnake out of the bush. smile

I have been looking at the Google Maps and I see a good route up through the East Fork to the tracks also. :-)
Maybe for another time

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5/3/2010
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Daren,
In pic 28 is that a rail car coming up the tracks? It looks like the lights are on. Did they stop you for being on the tracks? That looks like a great hike. Getting your Dodge up that trail must have been pretty tight in some spots. I love the view looking down from the trestle.
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5/4/2010
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I will let Daren answer that one (pic 28) smile

hikerdmb wrote:
Daren,
In pic 28 is that a rail car coming up the tracks? It looks like the lights are on. Did they stop you for being on the tracks? That looks like a great hike. Getting your Dodge up that trail must have been pretty tight in some spots. I love the view looking down from the trestle.
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5/4/2010
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hikerdmb wrote:
Daren,
In pic 28 is that a rail car coming up the tracks? It looks like the lights are on. Did they stop you for being on the tracks? That looks like a great hike. Getting your Dodge up that trail must have been pretty tight in some spots. I love the view looking down from the trestle.
David


Ah..yes...pic #28...I actually did not mean to include that one...

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psych....

Lets just say we saw some adventurous souls out there on the tracks and they were not on mountain bikes. Never did see who they really were, that was the only picture I was able to get before they were gone.

The Dodge made it no problem but it did suffer a lot of scratches from the brush, in fact my son made a remark when I got home that I ruined the paint on my new truck. I'll take it again, that's what I bought it for.

I was just thinking today I would like to go out again and spend the day exploring the rock caves..anybody interested?

Daren

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surfponto wrote:


I have been looking at the Google Maps and I see a good route up through the East Fork to the tracks also. :-)
Maybe for another time

I saw that also, my #2 route from Sacatone is also a good route I believe and saves tons of driving time.

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Slide Show Version link
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Doesn't work on Linux with Chrome..8->

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5/4/2010
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Yeah Chrome tends to break alot of my stuff upset

dsefcik wrote:
surfponto wrote:


I have been looking at the Google Maps and I see a good route up through the East Fork to the tracks also. :-)
Maybe for another time

I saw that also, my #2 route from Sacatone is also a good route I believe and saves tons of driving time.

surfponto wrote:

Slide Show Version link
Works better in Internet Explorer but I am working on fixing it.


Doesn't work on Linux with Chrome..8->


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5/5/2010
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Daren,
Now that I look closer I can see what you mean. Very adventerous indeed! Maybe 2 adventerous souls? I would love to hear the story.
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5/5/2010
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I would like to spend some time in there exploring the rock caves in Carrizo Gorge

I think there is alot of stuff to see.
I would also like to hike up to that Palm Grove off to the right that we saw from ontop of the tracks.

This weekend isn't looking good but maybe next weekend.

Bob

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hikerdmb wrote:
Daren,
In pic 28 is that a rail car coming up the tracks? It looks like the lights are on. Did they stop you for being on the tracks? That looks like a great hike. Getting your Dodge up that trail must have been pretty tight in some spots. I love the view looking down from the trestle.
David


Ah..yes...pic #28...I actually did not mean to include that one...

http://www.cgrp.us


psych....

Lets just say we saw some adventurous souls out there on the tracks and they were not on mountain bikes. Never did see who they really were, that was the only picture I was able to get before they were gone.

The Dodge made it no problem but it did suffer a lot of scratches from the brush, in fact my son made a remark when I got home that I ruined the paint on my new truck. I'll take it again, that's what I bought it for.

I was just thinking today I would like to go out again and spend the day exploring the rock caves..anybody interested?

Daren


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5/7/2010
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The 15th or 16th? I can do that..let me know.

surfponto wrote:
I would like to spend some time in there exploring the rock caves in Carrizo Gorge

I think there is alot of stuff to see.
I would also like to hike up to that Palm Grove off to the right that we saw from ontop of the tracks.

This weekend isn't looking good but maybe next weekend.

Bob

dsefcik wrote:
hikerdmb wrote:
Daren,
In pic 28 is that a rail car coming up the tracks? It looks like the lights are on. Did they stop you for being on the tracks? That looks like a great hike. Getting your Dodge up that trail must have been pretty tight in some spots. I love the view looking down from the trestle.
David


Ah..yes...pic #28...I actually did not mean to include that one...

http://www.cgrp.us


psych....

Lets just say we saw some adventurous souls out there on the tracks and they were not on mountain bikes. Never did see who they really were, that was the only picture I was able to get before they were gone.

The Dodge made it no problem but it did suffer a lot of scratches from the brush, in fact my son made a remark when I got home that I ruined the paint on my new truck. I'll take it again, that's what I bought it for.

I was just thinking today I would like to go out again and spend the day exploring the rock caves..anybody interested?

Daren


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5/10/2010
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Cool.
Looks like the 16th may be good.
I will see how this week goes.
Bob

dsefcik wrote:
The 15th or 16th? I can do that..let me know.

surfponto wrote:
I would like to spend some time in there exploring the rock caves in Carrizo Gorge

I think there is alot of stuff to see.
I would also like to hike up to that Palm Grove off to the right that we saw from ontop of the tracks.

This weekend isn't looking good but maybe next weekend.

Bob

dsefcik wrote:
hikerdmb wrote:
Daren,
In pic 28 is that a rail car coming up the tracks? It looks like the lights are on. Did they stop you for being on the tracks? That looks like a great hike. Getting your Dodge up that trail must have been pretty tight in some spots. I love the view looking down from the trestle.
David


Ah..yes...pic #28...I actually did not mean to include that one...

http://www.cgrp.us


psych....

Lets just say we saw some adventurous souls out there on the tracks and they were not on mountain bikes. Never did see who they really were, that was the only picture I was able to get before they were gone.

The Dodge made it no problem but it did suffer a lot of scratches from the brush, in fact my son made a remark when I got home that I ruined the paint on my new truck. I'll take it again, that's what I bought it for.

I was just thinking today I would like to go out again and spend the day exploring the rock caves..anybody interested?

Daren


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3/5/2013
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I know this thread is a bit old but...
I used to geocache alot and used to talk to "Gecko Dad" a bit. He was freinds and hiking buds with Jerry Schad of "Afoot...".
Gecko Dad gave me coordinates to the Carrizo Palm area and told me about a shamans cave in that area. I'm supposed to go there this weekend but been fighting a cold so I may have to reschedule this.

I know people here, or on ANY board with historical places don't like to openly share things, as do I, but I was wondering if any one might help me with this one?

Thanks
Larry
edited by sddarkman619 on 3/5/2013
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