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Alexey
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3/22/2014
Alexey
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Hi everybody, long time no see.
My recent solo Santa Rosa traverse here:
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2710507
Regards,
Alex
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Florian
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3/23/2014
Florian
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Neat trip! Farthest i've been is S22 to Villager. Was that your car at the parking area with baby seat in the back?

-Florian
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rockhopper
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3/23/2014
rockhopper
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Great trip! You were really moving at a pretty good clip for a one nighter. Thanks for the trail maintance busting thru the brush wink I need to hike that gap between Toro and Rabbit peak someday. Great report and photos.
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Alexey
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3/23/2014
Alexey
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Florian wrote:
Neat trip! Farthest i've been is S22 to Villager. Was that your car at the parking area with baby seat in the back?

-Florian


Yes, that was mine.
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rockhopper
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3/23/2014
rockhopper
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BTW, what did you eat on your trip? Did you see anything unusual ? Did you see the indian trail crossing at the ridge line
coming up from the Santa Rosa Indian Ruins over to Martinez canyon? Awesome hike!
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ziphius
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3/23/2014
ziphius
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Epic trip, thanks for posting those photos! It sounds like you were expecting the gate to Toro to be closed.... how much longer would your trip have been if the gate were closed?
edited by ziphius on 3/24/2014

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dsefcik
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3/24/2014
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I'd love to see your report but your link just spins and spins for me, never loads the page, tried yesterday too.

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Alexey
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3/24/2014
Alexey
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rockhopper wrote:
BTW, what did you eat on your trip? Did you see anything unusual ? Did you see the indian trail crossing at the ridge line
coming up from the Santa Rosa Indian Ruins over to Martinez canyon? Awesome hike!


I have mountaineering background and prefer Mountain House dry food (http://www.mountainhouse.com).
Actually, taking to account the total waterless, you can use some prepared food (like soup or main dish) from a grocery store, but I like to operate water in my way.
I saw some unusual thing during this trip http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=931965 near Palm Mesa, you can look at photos.
There are no distinct trails from Martinez and Nicolas canyons now.
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Alexey
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3/24/2014
Alexey
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Epic trip, thanks for posting those photos! It sounds like you were expecting the gate to Toro to be closed.... how much longer would your trip have been if the gate were closed?
edited by ziphius on 3/24/2014


The gate is closed due to winter season till May by BLM, you can check the gate status here:

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains
National Monument Visitor Center

51-500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, California 92260
Phone: (760) 862-9984

But the gate is often open by contractors doing some equipment maintenance on the top.

There are additional 11 miles and about 5000 ft elevation gain from the gate to the trail head. That (and additional 5-6 liters of water) means a full exhausting day with a very heavy backpack.
edited by Alexey on 3/24/2014
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Florian
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3/24/2014
Florian
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Alexey wrote:
The gate is closed due to winter season till May by BLM

Interesting. I thought were were talking about the gate near the top a bit below the radio installations. I didn't realize Toro Peak road was closed in winter. I can't even picture where the gate is??

-Florian
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Alexey
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3/24/2014
Alexey
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Florian wrote:
Alexey wrote:
The gate is closed due to winter season till May by BLM

Interesting. I thought were were talking about the gate near the top a bit below the radio installations. I didn't realize Toro Peak road was closed in winter. I can't even picture where the gate is??

-Florian

I am talking about the huge new gate installed right on the highway about 4 years ago. The gate near the top has a no-trespassing sign (the indian reservation land). The trailhead starts from the pullout right before this gate.
edited by Alexey on 3/24/2014
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Alexey
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3/24/2014
Alexey
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dsefcik wrote:
I'd love to see your report but your link just spins and spins for me, never loads the page, tried yesterday too.

You are right. Looks like everytrail server has some problems right now, but, in general, this is a very good service to share your tracks. If everybody knows the better one, please share you experience.
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dsefcik
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3/25/2014
dsefcik
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I have gotten thru about 4 pictures since yesterday..I will keep trying.

Alexey wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
I'd love to see your report but your link just spins and spins for me, never loads the page, tried yesterday too.

You are right. Looks like everytrail server has some problems right now, but, in general, this is a very good service to share your tracks. If everybody knows the better one, please share you experience.


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