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Tapatio 12-16-2013 10:59 AM

Anza Borrego - Sheep Canyon
 
Anybody interested in joining me on a 2 day trip (2/8-2/9) to Sheep Canyon in Anza Borrego in late January or February? Some great information in the link below. 4X4 is required.

https://www.adventureduo.com/2010/05/...trip-2010.html

Meet at Tamarisk Grove campground on 2/8. Leave around 9am and head up to Sheep Canyon. I'll be there Friday night if anybody wants to join us.

Tamarisk Grove Google Maps

SteveInLA 12-16-2013 11:09 AM

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I'm interested. Late January or very early February works best for me.

Steve in L.A.

charlie56 12-16-2013 05:02 PM

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Put us on the very interested list. We were already thinking about Anza early next year. If the timing works...

daveb 12-16-2013 06:50 PM

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I'll consider it pending my work schedule.

BajaSportsmobile 12-16-2013 09:41 PM

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We went a couple of weeks ago with Brent and Mary Ellen Haywood - it is a great day trip or over night trip. (Trip Report) Three days??? Unless you are going out of the canyon and exploring the rest of Anza Borego or do a lot of hiking or sitting, I'm thinking 3 days is two too many.

The road is doable in 2WD right now as it has been graded - there was a lot of traffic driving in and out all day and many campers along the way - it was a holiday weekend.

There is a by-pass road cut around the water section - they don't want you in there anymore - but you do cross the stream a couple of times.

We would be interested in joining in if timing is good.

haywoodphotomaccom 12-16-2013 09:47 PM

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It was a great overnighter!!

Gooseberry 12-16-2013 09:58 PM

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I'm a maybe and very interested

KTMRIDER 12-16-2013 10:07 PM

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Interested.

AndrewST 12-17-2013 03:26 PM

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Also interest just need to fit it in my plans.

blupaddler 12-17-2013 06:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BajaSportsmobile
The road is doable in 2WD right now as it has been graded - there was a lot of traffic driving in and out all day and many campers along the way - it was a holiday weekend.

There is a by-pass road cut around the water section - they don't want you in there anymore - but you do cross the stream a couple of times.

Yeah they go through and grade it every couple years, and then the storms come through and make it fun...



I'm interested it all depends on when.

Ocsmb 12-17-2013 11:29 PM

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If it involves passing by Julian for apple pie I'm in

danhtran1143 12-18-2013 05:53 PM

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Depending on the dates, love to join. The van will not have been converted. Hope it is still ok to tag along. Just dying to try it out and meet everyone. Thank you.

BrianBlair 12-19-2013 10:38 AM

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Depending on which weekend it is.......Val and I would be interested in a Sat/Sunday trip.

BB

Tapatio 12-28-2013 08:38 AM

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Bump. See top of thread.

SteveInLA 12-28-2013 09:08 PM

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I can't make it that weekend, but I went ahead and scouted it out for you. Here is my trip report: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12621. Sorry to miss you and I hope to make the next one.

Steve in L.A.

charlie56 12-31-2013 01:43 PM

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There is an alert on everytrail.com stating that tamarisk campground is closed until further notice.

I don't see the notice on the State's website so one of them has old information.

Tapatio 12-31-2013 03:26 PM

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SteveInLa was there on 12/25. Probably outdated info. I'll call at the end of January and double check.

pinz712 12-31-2013 09:27 PM

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I want to play.
:a1:

SteveInLA 01-01-2014 01:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie56
There is an alert on everytrail.com stating that tamarisk campground is closed until further notice.

I don't see the notice on the State's website so one of them has old information.

The 11 sites where they are building small cabins were closed. The ranger estimated they would be open again "some time in the new year" and will have a fee of $60 as opposed to the fee of $25 for a regular site. You should be able to make a reservation for a site by calling Reserve America at 1-800-444-7275 or online at reserveamerica.com.

Steve in L.A.

BrianBlair 01-09-2014 10:22 AM

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Are there any other 2wd vans thinking of tagging along?

BB

daveb 01-13-2014 11:52 AM

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Things aren't looking good and unless something changes in the near future I'm going to have to pass. Work just refuses to work with me.

rltilley 01-30-2014 11:20 PM

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Is this still on? I really want to get out & think I can make it on 2/8 & 2/9. I picked up my SMB in 12/12 but due scheduling issues I haven't gotten it out for more than a couple of snowboarding trips. I only have 1,800 miles on it with 600 of that driving it home from SMB West.

I don't have a lot of experience with extreme 4x4 but this looks like something i can handle but I may slow down the group. I've pretty much got everything I should need to get me out of anything I get myself into.

I'd love to see some other SMB's & see how others pack for a trip & use the space available. My van needs to get out & get dirty & the porta-potti needs christening.

Tapatio 01-31-2014 07:40 AM

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Yes! Come join us. PM'd my cell in case you need more info.

Tapatio 02-02-2014 09:41 AM

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Trip is still a go. Confirmed so far:

OCSMB - SMB
RAWDAWG - SMB
Friend of Rawdawg - Jeep JK
Brad - Jeep JK/Overland
Rich and Kim - F350/XP Camper
Rltilley - SMB

On the fence:
Daveb
Gooseberry
Ktmrider
BrianBlair

charlie56 02-02-2014 02:17 PM

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Can't do it after all. Besides, if I came the JK's would outnumber the SMB's.

Have fun

rltilley 02-02-2014 06:53 PM

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Looks like we're in. We'll plan on meeting on Saturday morning 2/8/14 by 9:00 am at the campground. Looking forward to it!

Christopher Thwaites 02-03-2014 08:06 PM

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Maybe it's the new next thang.....all SMB get togethers must include at least one JK (Rubicon) or an FJ per van. Our last 3 trips have included them. Sadly we will miss this trip with Tapatio and his trusty sidekick Brad but we will be there in spirit. Next time Amigos.
Chris and Ruth

KTMRIDER 02-03-2014 09:29 PM

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Not going to make this one but I hope everyone has a great time.
Eric

Ocsmb 02-03-2014 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by KTMRIDER
Not going to make this one but I hope everyone has a great time.
Eric

I'll have a Julian apple pie for you

KTMRIDER 02-04-2014 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Ocsmb
Quote:

Originally Posted by KTMRIDER
Not going to make this one but I hope everyone has a great time.
Eric

I'll have a Julian apple pie for you

Whoa not saying I didn't sneak by there last Friday on the way back from Agile Off-road and a quick overnighter near blow sand hill :a1: !
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/gallery...c938a498d8.jpg

Ocsmb 02-04-2014 09:47 AM

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Attaboy

pinz712 02-06-2014 10:20 PM

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We are going to try and meet up with every one friday night. Try I mean if my wife's sister dose not have her baby. Looking forward to meeting more new people. :l1:

Ocsmb 02-07-2014 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by pinz712
We are going to try and meet up with every one friday night. Try I mean if my wife's sister dose not have her baby. Looking forward to meeting more new people. :l1:

FaceTime amigo!

PatO 02-07-2014 08:01 PM

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Just an FYI that I will be in the area, Coyote Canyon but maybe not up in Collins Valley tomorrow in my tan RB. I'll stop if I see any one waving to say hi! I see the Borrego Springs area weather report just lost 10 degrees from the high since yesterday! Darn It!!!

Pat

rltilley 02-07-2014 09:25 PM

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I'm out it looks like. I was told this afternoon I'll be needed at work this weekend unfortunately. I left a phone message but if anyone is meeting there tomorrow morning let everyone know not to wait for me. I was planning on meeting at the campground at 9 tomorrow morning.

Hopefully there will be pics posted so I can at least see what I missed.

daveb 02-07-2014 09:44 PM

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I sure wish I could make it. The problem is I would not be able to get there until Sunday. Is anybody staying after that?

PatO 02-07-2014 11:52 PM

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I'll pass those last 2 messages along if I see anyone.

pinz712 02-09-2014 05:12 PM

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Thanks to everyone. I had a blast. :b5:

Ocsmb 02-09-2014 10:13 PM

Anza Borrego - Sheep Canyon
 
2wd smb mowing along no problem. Great times. Thanks Tapatio for setting it up

Airing down, locking hubs before the climb to Sheep Canyon
https://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/11/6atuge3u.jpg

Ran into drunk cowboys that were nipping at our heels the whole way up https://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/11/7utusa9u.jpg

The climb. So easy a 2wd smb can do it.
https://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/11/3u7u8u7u.jpg

Rich from San Juan Cap Ford sending off a Chinese lantern that almost collided with the moon https://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/11/9ehuhunu.jpg

Back down the hill
https://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/11/edubenaj.jpg

Tapatio 02-10-2014 11:55 AM

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Sorry I couldn't stay, Claudia was just too sick to stay. Sheep Canyon will be around for a long time....

Glad Tim, Rachael and Felix ignored my "no 2WD" suggestion :b5:.








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