Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2015, 11:43 PM   #161
Senior Member
 
Christopher Thwaites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Posts: 600
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

We just got home and I wanted to weigh in. First of all thanks to each of you who made the trip and shared food and stories and firewood. Truly a diverse group. It was way too cold for Ruth and I on reflection..who's idea was it to go to Borrego for the warm weather???? Tapatio? Charlie 56? The ranger incident/encounter was unpleasant but I have had these types of encounters before with the Coast Guard boarding my vessel, Canadian and US customs Agents regarding my gun and the local county park employee playing cop about my off leash dog. Best tactic is to "yessir""nosir" the official person and move on. Thanks to everyone for keeping it civil. We all(including Ranger Rick) need to read the Park brochure. It is ambiguous at best about where to park . I passed the same Ranger going out and we stopped and visited for a second. It's a tough job and based on the folks I saw on the road going out yesterday the Ranger has his work cut out for him. Nuff said. I think several people missed connections and decided not to try the trail without another van. I'm sorry this happened. Anza Borrego is truly a spectacular place and I hope to visit again...maybe in August when the weather is better. And Gooseberry...where is the aerial shot with every camper giving your drone the finger?
Chris and Ruth
__________________

__________________
Chris/Ruth
2016 MBZ Sprinter 144" 4wd.
DIY interior in progress
07 BMW 525xi wagon
Christopher Thwaites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 07:50 AM   #162
REF
Senior Member
 
REF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boulder, CO.
Posts: 1,261
Send a message via MSN to REF
Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

We'll have more pics soon with a link, here's a few Alex took with her phone


__________________

__________________
03' 7.3L PowerStroke Diesel
SMB RB-50 w/CCV High Profile Pop Top
Quigley 4X4 w/Deavers & Agile Offroad's R.I.P. package
REF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 03:28 PM   #163
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,407
Garage
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

From that picture it seems like there are only two vans that are a vehicle length off the trail???
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 04:28 PM   #164
Senior Member
 
rallypanam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Francisco/Nevada City
Posts: 3,297
Garage
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

And we're home.. we took off mid morning on Friday, had breakfast in Borrego with Jeff & Janet, then toured the sculptures with them and Ray & Jennifer.. Finally left maybe 2:30pm, and headed north. Camped in Johnson Valley with the 'Got Sand?' crowd, then headed up to Kings Canyon last night for a little snow.

Got home a little bit ago, finally a shower after 5 days!

Great time, great to meet y'all, ranger incident was truly minor and inconsequential.
rallypanam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 04:39 PM   #165
Senior Member
 
rallypanam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Francisco/Nevada City
Posts: 3,297
Garage
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

Final attendance list.. I think I got everyone here (forgive me if I missed someone - there were a lot of vans!):

REF
TexGX
Christopher Thwaites
CalClimber
Nick
ArcticTraveller
1der
DesertSMB
driveabout
boywonder
Gooseberry
AdventureDuo
BillPa1
and me
rallypanam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 04:59 PM   #166
Senior Member
 
KTMRIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 377
Garage
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

Sounds like a great, trip sorry I had to miss it. Glad everyone had such a good time. Any more videos of off-roading?
Eric
__________________
2006 Ford E-350 V10 Agile 4x4 with SMB EB50 layout

2000 Ford E-350 7.3L Quigley 4x4 hard top with custom interior by Wicked Fabrication - Sold
KTMRIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 05:23 PM   #167
Senior Member
 
Christopher Thwaites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Posts: 600
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

Looks like the complete roster of slackers and ner-do-wells hell bent on trashing the desert. The aerial shots from Gooseberry's drone tend to compress everything so it looks like we were all on top of each other. We were pretty spread out in fact. Thanks for keeping track of the group.
__________________
Chris/Ruth
2016 MBZ Sprinter 144" 4wd.
DIY interior in progress
07 BMW 525xi wagon
Christopher Thwaites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2015, 07:09 AM   #168
REF
Senior Member
 
REF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boulder, CO.
Posts: 1,261
Send a message via MSN to REF
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

Added a group shot to my post above, which was being staged when the ranger showed up, so we insisted he be in the shot too, good sport. Got home yesterday eve. after leaving Anza Fri. morn following Waymon (TexGX) back to Phoenix, spent a night at my sisters in unseasonably cold Scottsdale then on to even colder Santa Fe before pulling in to a snow covered Boulder, CO. it's 10 degrees outside right now and I have to go shovel the walkway......
__________________
03' 7.3L PowerStroke Diesel
SMB RB-50 w/CCV High Profile Pop Top
Quigley 4X4 w/Deavers & Agile Offroad's R.I.P. package
REF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2015, 03:58 PM   #169
Senior Member
 
calclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ventura, CA.
Posts: 269
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

Cindy and I had a great time. So many great people. Where next?
__________________
Quality doesn't come in a twist off

Craig
05 EB 50 V10 4x4 Baja Tan
calclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2015, 05:12 PM   #170
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 6,524
Re: Anza Borrego over New years (Was Mojave)

Quote:
Originally Posted by calclimber
Cindy and I had a great time. So many great people. Where next?
Tennessee, Craig! Y'all come on over!

__________________

__________________
98 Silver E350 V10 home build
Rusty the Rusty 95 SMB (sold)
Tryptovan the blue CCV van (sold)
Vans flip flops
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.