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Old 11-17-2020, 05:22 PM   #11
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Wow, how wide spread was the fire? That's sad. Did the fire kill the trees or can they survive that?


BTW nice report.
I am not up to date on all the fire details as I didn't know it happened until I got there and saw the burnt trees. I did do a little reading just now and according to the LA times ~1.3million trees burned and less than 200,000 are expected to survive. Total area of the fire was over 40,000 acres before it was contained.

I usually go out that way at least 2-3 times a year so will be interesting to see how the recovery progresses over the next decade. Hopefully the joshua trees can make a comeback.
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Sadly, joshua trees are not adapted to fire occurrence and their future is looking bleak...

https://www.desertsun.com/in-depth/n...ge/3440766001/
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:57 PM   #13
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We then headed over to Macedonia Canyon trail to get back behind hole in the wall. Trail was a little tricky to get to due to having to drive under the train tracks, van was a little tall haha. We were able to figure it eventually.

Perfect timing. Headed there real soon and was wondering about getting my van under the train tracks at the bottom of Macedonia Canyon Rd. Now I'm more optimistic. My understanding is that there are two undercrossing options about 1/4 mile apart. Do you know which one you used?


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Old 11-22-2020, 02:04 PM   #14
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Good Read

I enjoyed the read and photos of your trip. Regarding the underpass you went through, do you recall the clearance. I have a sprinter and may not make it through, is there an alternative way?

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Old 11-23-2020, 12:08 AM   #15
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Excellent desert trip. Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:25 AM   #16
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I enjoyed the read and photos of your trip. Regarding the underpass you went through, do you recall the clearance. I have a sprinter and may not make it through, is there an alternative way?

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I am just under 10' tall and couldn't make it. We could have spent probably 20 minutes and dug it deeper so I could but there was an even taller van with us that wasn't going to get through.

There are a couple alternatives. The safest one is to just go up and around on cedar canyon road and do macedonia canyon trail from the other direction.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:26 AM   #17
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Perfect timing. Headed there real soon and was wondering about getting my van under the train tracks at the bottom of Macedonia Canyon Rd. Now I'm more optimistic. My understanding is that there are two undercrossing options about 1/4 mile apart. Do you know which one you used?


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The tunnel farther south is taller. 9' would probably make it with a little digging
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:56 AM   #18
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Nice pics and thanks for sharing.

Underpasses like that make me second guess getting a taller high top. I think there's one or two on the Kokopelli trail too.

However, wouldn't deflating the tires be an easier option than digging?
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:32 PM   #19
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Awesome thanks for sharing! I already forwarded this info to email so I can do the trip in near future...
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Looks fun! Headed to DV this wknd.
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