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railexplorer
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2/12/2014
railexplorer
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I recently made a trip, with a friend of mine, out to the Dos Cabezas and Goat Canyon area. We went out to see how the work, to reopen the line, was progressing. Since my friend had never been out to the trestle he wanted to see that as well. I took the opportunity to shoot more photos of the area, instead of the railroad.

A couple of general notes. We saw several blasting cans, that I'm guessing are from the old worker's camp building, being pretty far from the building site. Someone had to carry them, definitely they weren't moved by natural forces. Second note, it appears that all work has stopped on the railroad line. According to information on a rail fan website, the Pacific Imperial Railroad (the new operators of the rail line)is a complete sham and is shut down. The PIR website has been down for over a week.

Here are some photos from our trip


DSCN3270 by Rail explorer, on Flickr



DSCN3302 by Rail explorer, on Flickr


DSCN3274 by Rail explorer, on Flickr


DSCN3286 by Rail explorer, on Flickr


DSCN3294 by Rail explorer, on Flickr



DSCN3280 by Rail explorer, on Flickr



DSCN3253 by Rail explorer, on Flickr


Goat Canyon by Rail explorer, on Flickr

There are 3 Big Horn Sheep in this photo


Big Horn by Rail explorer, on Flickr

A close up of them.


Big Horn Sheep by Rail explorer, on Flickr



Sheep_1024 by Rail explorer, on Flickr
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dsefcik
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2/13/2014
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Cool trip...you guys just hike the rail line from Dos Cabezas? Looks like the sheep are not to concerned with your presence.

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surfponto
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2/13/2014
surfponto
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Nice. Always great to check out the trestle.
Bighorns were the icing on the cake. smile

Did you see anyone else out there?

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ziphius
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2/13/2014
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Great photos. Sheep look robust and healthy!

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tommy750
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2/13/2014
tommy750
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Nice pics and trip. Can't believe I've never been out there. Thanks. Tom
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railexplorer
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2/13/2014
railexplorer
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dsefcik wrote:
Cool trip...you guys just hike the rail line from Dos Cabezas? Looks like the sheep are not to concerned with your presence.


Yea we drove in as far as we could, on the North side of the tracks and then hiked in along the rail line. From our parking to the trestle was just under 5 miles. (We did see a couple of old work roads/trails that looked as potential shortcuts over the hills.)
The sheep weren't concerned with us. They moved casually and kept an eye on us.

Since I can't figure out how to put multiple quotes in the post. I'll answer Bob's question about people. We saw one person where we parked and then two other hikers/offroaders about a 1 1/2 miles in. They had driven their jeep in on the south side of the tracks and didn't want to leave it by itself for to long. Other than that we didn't see anyone the rest of the hike.
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2/14/2014
surfponto
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I am actually amazed you have never been out there Tom,
Seems like you have been everywhere in the Park.
I think we need to do a group hike this Spring

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Nice pics and trip. Can't believe I've never been out there. Thanks. Tom


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AdventureGraham
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2/19/2014
AdventureGraham
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Nice photos! I love hiking out there. There's always so much to see. Interesting to hear about the company that was trying to reopen the line.
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