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Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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Little Morongo Canyon Road

This road is a great 15 miles of SoCal Edison access road to a power line that goes from Desert Hot Springs to Yucca Valley. YV to DHS is downhill and maybe easier. Coming up has a few sandy hill climbs that are moderately steep.

Starting point. 3405.417 11626.787

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Nice find. I've spent a fair bit of time in that area for work. Beautiful for its desolation. I will have to try that one.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: Little Morongo Canyon Road

Some of the best roads lead to power lines:



This is the German Dugway that leads from Birch Creek Rd to Paris (Idaho) canyon. Rocky, tight, twisty, great views, huge drop-offs, low-range all the way! Then...powerlines at the top. It's why the road was made I imagine. Still fun though. I even got to cut a fallen tree out of the way! I now carry a chainsaw with me in case I have to cut another some day.

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Re: Little Morongo Canyon Road

Just followed the German Dugway road on Google Earth. It's looks like a very nice drive. My family has a cabin (house) at Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border. Sadly I have not been there in years.

I would have done the same with the Yucca Valley trail, but the 3405.417 11626.787 coordinates put me at Yu Dazhuang, China. But it looked like an interesting road also.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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Some of the best roads lead to power lines
x2. The power cos. have some cool heavy trucks, too. I was drooling as an SDG&E 6x6 truck emerged onto the road from a trail the other day. As my wife wants more space, I was daydreaming about the rig I could put on the back of it.
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Just followed the German Dugway road on Google Earth. It's looks like a very nice drive. My family has a cabin (house) at Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border. Sadly I have not been there in years.

I would have done the same with the Yucca Valley trail, but the 3405.417 11626.787 coordinates put me at Yu Dazhuang, China. But it looked like an interesting road also.
Me too. But as I put it in my GPS, the numbers made sense and found it right away.
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I would have done the same with the Yucca Valley trail, but the 3405.417 11626.787 coordinates put me at Yu Dazhuang, China.
That's because longitude in North America (Between London [Greenwich] west to the international date line in the Pacific) is negative. Google expected 3405.417, -11626.787. Poor South America has it even worse - both Lat and Long are negative.
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I would have done the same with the Yucca Valley trail, but the 3405.417 11626.787 coordinates put me at Yu Dazhuang, China.
That's because longitude in North America (Between London [Greenwich] west to the international date line in the Pacific) is negative. Google expected 3405.417, -11626.787. Poor South America has it even worse - both Lat and Long are negative.
And there it is. 3405.417, -11626.787
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That works! I think China was prettier.
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