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Jeep Trail? Just South of Valley of the Moon, Jacumba / Int'l Border

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Crom, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    Just south east of Valley of the Moon in Jacumba is a gnarly jeep trail. Does anybody know the name of it? It's the part in red. Here is a Google Map.

    I took it in my stock 4x4 Tacoma (w/ sliders) and it was quite the adventure. $hit bricks in a few places... I had to spend 20 minutes rebuilding the trail in one part stacking rocks so I could make it out. Using extremely careful wheel placement, and spot checking many times I made it out no serious damage just lots of new pin striping and dents in the factory skids. :)

    I would not recommend that trail without some additional armor.

    My guess is Jeeps roll through with 35" tires. Lots of dirtbike tracks too. Border patrolman I. HERNANDEZ called it an ATV trail. :eek:

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    I was too concerned with getting out than taking pictures of the trail. I did manage to capture this image where I had to stack some rocks. The ledge was about knee high (Pictures can't do the depth justice).

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    The previous day I day hiked into Valley of the Moon and captured these images of the monzonite boulders.

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    Cave Shelter used my migrants
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    The Border fence
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    The Border fence
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    Old Mining Equipment from Elliot Mine
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    Sunset next to Table Mountain BLM Area
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    Truck was covered in ICE the next morning
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    Fun Times. :D
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Wow, thats looks like a cool trail. I might want to check this out one of these days.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Awesome pics Crom, yeah , finally made it out there last year & it would be a little tough getting thru there without dinging something especially in a stock truck, trails are short but deceptive, beautiful scenery.....



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  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Looks Sick
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    It's awesome.....

    coming down that ass puckering trail to the top (end of trail next to mine shafts)


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    Crappy pics but you get the idea
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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    ahhh shit i gotta go to this place looks bad ass!
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    damn that place looks cool! Wish I could take my rig up there- maybe when I get a 4x some day.. It looks so otherworldly.
     
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    Sounds like we need a trail giude to lead the way in here, hint hint. I know this area pretty well but can't say I have been down this specific trail.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    Been to that place 10 times. Love it! It's my favorite for SD county. I know the exact spot you had trouble; much easier in a wrangler than any vehicle with a longer bed. Friends, do not do this trip alone!
     
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    Forgot to say that I posted myself about this route on a personal blog at sdoffroad.blogspot.com
     
  13. Nov 7, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    Start putting a run together. Im down to go. Looks like a nice place to wheel.
     
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    Would love to get out there again.weather should be nice now too.
     
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    I would be down for a run to this place.
     
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    That looks like fun. When is the next trip
     
  19. Nov 7, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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    Ooooh, I've never been down that side of the trail...I always go east toward Elliot mine to go climbing. Awesome place, and there's rarely anyone else out there.
    If you guys do another run out there I'd love to tag along, but I won't be back down until mid December...
     
  20. Nov 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    I went during the summer and started to venture off into that jeep trail but backed out once it started getting nasty (no sliders/stock truck). Been waiting to go back again to explore some more with my enduro bike.
     
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