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railexplorer
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9/29/2013
railexplorer
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On Saturday my oldest son and I headed east to the railroad museum in Campo. With surprisingly nice weather we headed east to Jacumba and then down towards Plaster City. We decided to make a late afternoon run north along the U.S. Gypsum tracks. All was good until we ran into a wash that was marginal. Due to the fact that it was 5pm, it was just my son and I, we didn't have any gear in case we got stuck, I'm a complete novice when it comes to off road driving, and common sense we turned back.

My son is fired up for more trips out to the desert this year. His comment to me was, "Boy there's a lot to do out here and not enough time..."

I'll have to get some tips from everyone about the Butterfield stage coach route. I've got someone who wants to explore it.

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This shot is looking north along Carrizo Creek. We saw a couple of deer when we were out here.


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This was our turn around point.

The class of 2013 is on the board for mylar balloons. We found a Class of 2013 balloon our here.
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dsefcik
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9/30/2013
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Better safe than sorry, at least you got out for the day, saw some wildlife and bagged a balloon....Thumbs Up

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railexplorer
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9/30/2013
railexplorer
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dsefcik wrote:
Better safe than sorry, at least you got out for the day, saw some wildlife and bagged a balloon....Thumbs Up


Yea, that safety thing is a huge part of our trips, whether its chasing trains or heading out into the desert. I always make it a point to talk about it with my boys..... There's always another day to explore.
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9/30/2013
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Looks like nice weather.
Great to get your son fired up about the Desert smile

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ziphius
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9/30/2013
ziphius
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Nice that you guys saw some deer out there! Let the desert season begin!

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tommy750
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9/30/2013
tommy750
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We drove up EC 085 earlier Saturday morning and unless you were in 4WD, there's no way you could have made it. My PU immediately dug in while crossing one of the first washes while in 2WD. There were some areas of deep silt further up. Think you chose wisely. BTW, if heading out to the desert from SD on I-8, EC 085 from Plaster City to Split Mt Rd. is a 25 mile "shortcut" that's a nice change from S-2 or 79. Tom
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DesertWRX
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10/1/2013
DesertWRX
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I was hoping the rains would have hardened up the silt sections!
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10/1/2013
tommy750
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DesertWRX wrote:
I was hoping the rains would have hardened up the silt sections!


Already some pretty silty stretches but overall, thought it was in really good condition.
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