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AdventureGraham
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When the weather begins cooling down here in southern California, my wanderlust really starts kicking in. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, wanderlust is a “strong longing for or impulse toward wandering.” And remember what J. J. R. Tolkien said: “Not all who wander are lost.” There are countless reasons why I hike, off road, and just enjoy the activities that get me into the back country. I believe that it's essential for everyone that we never stop exploring. Click the link below for my trip report:


Pepperwood Canyon to Canebrake Valley & Indian Gorge Hike: Dec. 7th, 2014
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dsefcik
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Looks like a great trip, glad you guys were able to get out there. That route down Pepperwood and over the saddle into Indian Gorge at one point was a proposed hiking/horse riding trail for the BLM, not sure what ever happened (or not happened) but happy it stayed as is to enjoy. Those cow bones were the ones Tom was showing me how my back was messed up on a trip a few weeks back (actually the spine was off in the wash north of the jeep road).

Did you guys happen to stop at the round water trough at the end of the jeep road near Pepperwood? Did it have ANY water in it or was the pipe dripping?

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Excellent trip.
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Where did you get the map that's at the bottom of your trip report? Is there an online source?

The spot where you parked your Tahoe along Indian Gorge road is one of my regular camping spots!

-Florian
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Nice pic's quotes. I was out just south of Sombrero that same day & also saw cat tracks. Kinda freaked me out with so many places to be ambushed with all the overhangs & such. Thanks for the report, definately stokes my lust to wander!
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dsefcik wrote:
Looks like a great trip, glad you guys were able to get out there. That route down Pepperwood and over the saddle into Indian Gorge at one point was a proposed hiking/horse riding trail for the BLM, not sure what ever happened (or not happened) but happy it stayed as is to enjoy. Those cow bones were the ones Tom was showing me how my back was messed up on a trip a few weeks back (actually the spine was off in the wash north of the jeep road).

Did you guys happen to stop at the round water trough at the end of the jeep road near Pepperwood? Did it have ANY water in it or was the pipe dripping?


Thanks, Daren! Are you talking about the trough by the old windmill? There was a tiny bit of water that might have been from the rains a few days prior. No water coming from the pipe. I want to get out there again and explore more of Canebrake and Inner Pasture.
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Florian wrote:
Where did you get the map that's at the bottom of your trip report? Is there an online source?

The spot where you parked your Tahoe along Indian Gorge road is one of my regular camping spots!

-Florian
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That is a screen shot I got off the web of a page from the book Afoot & Afield in San Diego County.

Lots of places to camp out there.
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Nice cat tracks and wonderful trip John. Getting a glimpse of the Sawtooth Mtns always makes we wish I was out there now.

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Actually no, there is another one out at the end of the jeep road near where Pepperwood trail ends, you can see it on GE. There was dripping water there last time I looked but the cement trough had a hole in it. I wanted to know if it was still dripping as it could have been enough to collect water from. That is a great area, one of my favorites.


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dsefcik wrote:
Looks like a great trip, glad you guys were able to get out there. That route down Pepperwood and over the saddle into Indian Gorge at one point was a proposed hiking/horse riding trail for the BLM, not sure what ever happened (or not happened) but happy it stayed as is to enjoy. Those cow bones were the ones Tom was showing me how my back was messed up on a trip a few weeks back (actually the spine was off in the wash north of the jeep road).

Did you guys happen to stop at the round water trough at the end of the jeep road near Pepperwood? Did it have ANY water in it or was the pipe dripping?


Thanks, Daren! Are you talking about the trough by the old windmill? There was a tiny bit of water that might have been from the rains a few days prior. No water coming from the pipe. I want to get out there again and explore more of Canebrake and Inner Pasture.


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12/11/2014
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Well I guess that'll give me something to look for on my next trip out there.

The folks I hiked out there with are thinking about another hike over one of the next holiday weekends coming up to look for the solstice cave in Indian Valley. That should be an interesting search.

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Actually no, there is another one out at the end of the jeep road near where Pepperwood trail ends, you can see it on GE. There was dripping water there last time I looked but the cement trough had a hole in it. I wanted to know if it was still dripping as it could have been enough to collect water from. That is a great area, one of my favorites.


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dsefcik wrote:
Looks like a great trip, glad you guys were able to get out there. That route down Pepperwood and over the saddle into Indian Gorge at one point was a proposed hiking/horse riding trail for the BLM, not sure what ever happened (or not happened) but happy it stayed as is to enjoy. Those cow bones were the ones Tom was showing me how my back was messed up on a trip a few weeks back (actually the spine was off in the wash north of the jeep road).

Did you guys happen to stop at the round water trough at the end of the jeep road near Pepperwood? Did it have ANY water in it or was the pipe dripping?


Thanks, Daren! Are you talking about the trough by the old windmill? There was a tiny bit of water that might have been from the rains a few days prior. No water coming from the pipe. I want to get out there again and explore more of Canebrake and Inner Pasture.
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Great trip. Have done parts of that trip but would like to try Pepperwood sometime. Did you get see anything that looked like a trail heading up Canebrake toward Thing Valley? It's listed on old topo maps but can't really see anything on GE. Tom
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I did not. One of my companions was commenting about a possible trail from Thing Valley into Canebrake. but we didn't see any obvious routes.

tommy750 wrote:
Great trip. Have done parts of that trip but would like to try Pepperwood sometime. Did you get see anything that looked like a trail heading up Canebrake toward Thing Valley? It's listed on old topo maps but can't really see anything on GE. Tom
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tommy750 wrote:
Great trip. Have done parts of that trip but would like to try Pepperwood sometime. Did you get see anything that looked like a trail heading up Canebrake toward Thing Valley? It's listed on old topo maps but can't really see anything on GE. Tom
Sounds like a trip to me Tom! When you wanna go..??

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BorregoWrangler wrote:

The folks I hiked out there with are thinking about another hike over one of the next holiday weekends coming up to look for the solstice cave in Indian Valley. That should be an interesting search.
Sounds like you guys have been reading thru Schads books....smile

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Really enjoyed your trip write-up. Looks like a great hike.
Bob







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When the weather begins cooling down here in southern California, my wanderlust really starts kicking in. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, wanderlust is a “strong longing for or impulse toward wandering.” And remember what J. J. R. Tolkien said: “Not all who wander are lost.” There are countless reasons why I hike, off road, and just enjoy the activities that get me into the back country. I believe that it's essential for everyone that we never stop exploring. Click the link below for my trip report:


Pepperwood Canyon to Canebrake Valley & Indian Gorge Hike: Dec. 7th, 2014
edited by BorregoWrangler on 12/9/2014


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Great trail report. I've always wanted to traverse Canebrake valley. That valley is huge!
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dsefcik wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
Great trip. Have done parts of that trip but would like to try Pepperwood sometime. Did you get see anything that looked like a trail heading up Canebrake toward Thing Valley? It's listed on old topo maps but can't really see anything on GE. Tom
Sounds like a trip to me Tom! When you wanna go..??


Any time after the holidays sounds good to me. Thinking we need to swing by Carrizo Gorge first and borrow a couple chain saws to clear a trail smile
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Tommy750,
Amen to that! I've been doing my own trail clearing near my home in the coastal canyons in the Summer.

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tommy750 wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
Great trip. Have done parts of that trip but would like to try Pepperwood sometime. Did you get see anything that looked like a trail heading up Canebrake toward Thing Valley? It's listed on old topo maps but can't really see anything on GE. Tom
Sounds like a trip to me Tom! When you wanna go..??


Any time after the holidays sounds good to me. Thinking we need to swing by Carrizo Gorge first and borrow a couple chain saws to clear a trail smile


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dsefcik wrote:
I have Titanium Loppers...only 1lb!


Wow, Daren. Santa's been good to you! Rockhopper and I will probably have to stick with the archaic wood and steel method smile
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