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harmono
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1/7/2013
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Well my friend that I went to Goat Canyon Trestle with is talking about going out there maybe this weekend. My feet are still recovering, but maybe we can make it to Indian Hill.
I wanted to check out this hidden path that hopefully will take us to an overlook of Carrizo Gorge and take pictures there. So I'm thinking of setting off from Dos Cabesas Road near the Indian Hill wash, then walk across to the tracks. The only thing is this could be too long of a walk, and too hilly. So we probably will go to the end of Dos Cabesas like we did last time and not go to Indian Hill, but that would be a shame to go out there and not see Indian Hill. That's why it would be nice to have a mountain bike, so we can cover more ground in less time hopefully and with less strain on my feet. Anyways, we will probably play it by ear, but I most certainly want to try this hidden path that I have been talking about (see previous posts).
The hidden path is an alternate path to walking on all those trestles that lead to Goat Canyon Trestle. I have it outlined in this map. When they built the tracks they also cut out some foot paths from the hill, so potentially this would provide an alternate route, however I have reservations about going the whole way, because parts of the path I believe have been eroded, or rock slides have destroyed it. But I would be able to at least walk up the hill which is a more gentle slope than the surrounding hills, and possibly use this path a little to get to an overlook where I would be able to possibly see Goat Canyon Trestle and Carrizo Gorge from about 400-600 feet above the tracks.


https://maps.google.com/?ll=32.750323,-116.175613&spn=0.047571,0.055275&t=p&z=14

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1/11/2013
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Hi Casey,
I am guessing the foot paths were used to access the Carrizo Gorge tracks from the railroad camp area.



Casey Van Tieghem wrote:
Well my friend that I went to Goat Canyon Trestle with is talking about going out there maybe this weekend. My feet are still recovering, but maybe we can make it to Indian Hill.
I wanted to check out this hidden path that hopefully will take us to an overlook of Carrizo Gorge and take pictures there. So I'm thinking of setting off from Dos Cabesas Road near the Indian Hill wash, then walk across to the tracks. The only thing is this could be too long of a walk, and too hilly. So we probably will go to the end of Dos Cabesas like we did last time and not go to Indian Hill, but that would be a shame to go out there and not see Indian Hill. That's why it would be nice to have a mountain bike, so we can cover more ground in less time hopefully and with less strain on my feet. Anyways, we will probably play it by ear, but I most certainly want to try this hidden path that I have been talking about (see previous posts).
The hidden path is an alternate path to walking on all those trestles that lead to Goat Canyon Trestle. I have it outlined in this map. When they built the tracks they also cut out some foot paths from the hill, so potentially this would provide an alternate route, however I have reservations about going the whole way, because parts of the path I believe have been eroded, or rock slides have destroyed it. But I would be able to at least walk up the hill which is a more gentle slope than the surrounding hills, and possibly use this path a little to get to an overlook where I would be able to possibly see Goat Canyon Trestle and Carrizo Gorge from about 400-600 feet above the tracks.


https://maps.google.com/?ll=32.750323,-116.175613&spn=0.047571,0.055275&t=p&z=14


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harmono
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1/12/2013
harmono
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surfponto wrote:
Hi Casey,
I am guessing the foot paths were used to access the Carrizo Gorge tracks from the railroad camp area.



Yes those are all access roads. I think there are more of them as you get to the camp area near the Jeep trail. The real construction area is further south though towards the end of the gorge. They used a tramway to get up the hill.

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harmono
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1/12/2013
harmono
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We delayed the hike, and I'm relieved, because I was afraid my feet would hurt. I have bought some insoles that are very expensive. Hopefully they will help me in a couple weeks. I can't wait.

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