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July 24-25 Camino Del Diablo Trip

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by 08pretaco, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco [OP] Almost there

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    Camino Del Diablo,

    Starting point: I-8, exit 30 at Wellton
    Finishing point: Arizona 85, 2.2 miles south of Ajo
    Total Mileage: 114.1
    Driving Time: 2 days
    Remoteness rating: scale is 0 to 2, this is a +2...as remote as it gets

    This trail will require more than just a sack lunch...

    Rating for the trail 4: High-clearence required, 4WD's prefered. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6" but reasonable driving lines will be available. Sands will be deep and will require low tire pressures. Substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface.

    To obtain the range permits please either visit in person or by mail all any of the following locations:

    There is a 20 minute video that you need to watch in order to obtain the pass. Everyone that will be going on this trip will need to go get a pass, not just the people driving...passengers as well.

    Luke Air Force Base Gila Bend Auxilary Field
    Gila Bend, AZ 85337
    (928) 683-6220

    Range Management Department
    Box 99160
    Marine Corps Air Station
    Yuma, AZ 85369-9160
    (928) 341-3402

    Bureau of Land Management
    Yuma Field Office
    2555 E Gila Ridge Road
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 317-3200

    Bureau of Land Management
    Phoenix Field Office
    21605 North 7th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85027
    (623) 580-5500

    Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
    1611 North 2nd Avenue
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    (520) 387-6483


    Map of trail
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    Before the trip:

    Go over your vehicle: make sure battery is good, good hoses and belts, no leaks from anywhere, ball-joints/uniballs and suspension components are good.

    Items needed:

    Food and water
    Small shovel or multipurpose ax, pick, shovel, and/or sledgehammer
    Recovery straps/heavy duty yank straps/ratchet tie-downs
    2 spare tires with wheels (if your a boss and can pop the beads on/off then thats on you)
    Hi-lift/off-road jack with base plate for soft sand
    Emergency medical kit
    Spare key just in case
    Jumper leads
    Flashlight
    Portable Air compressor
    Gas, engine oil, other vehicle fluids

    Worth Considering

    Tool kit with some spare parts: you know what breaks on your truck, be prepared
    Tire repair kit: ARB makes a bad-ass one
    Fire extinguisher: 5lbs is basic minimum for actually putting a fire out
    Pop-up tents for shade during breaks

    List of people:

    Oliver (pass)- OBA, stand alone compressor, 60" Farmer Jack
    Scott
    David
    Josh
    Eric- Strap, shovel
    George (4runner)
    Carlos
    Brian (pass)

    Possibles:
    Garrett
    Brian
    Patrick

    Reads on the trail with photos

    http://www.markdstephens.com/el_camino_del_diablo/
    http://www.desertusa.com/mag02/may/diablo.html
    http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=7356&start=15
    http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=19482
    http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=13701
    http://www.4x4now.com/pp001.htm
    http://www.bajataco.com/caminodeldiablo06/index.htm
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Packman73

    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    Maybe some truck trails off of the 260?
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    08pretaco

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    Hmm I will have to look into that, thanks Matt.

    Unfortunately I am not to informed of trails such as this throughout the valley or nearby so I might have to do a good bit of research!
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    im down. theres some high speed washes out in florence. or we can hit sycamore and stay in the 2wd areas like the wash and what not? but its not like a far ride or anything
     
  5. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    I want to be out all day!
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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  7. Apr 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    lol..

    yeah i want to be out all day... thats where 4wd comes in handy haha..

    ill be checking back often!
     
  8. Apr 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Prerunning trail would be closer to the sand dunes near Yuma. Lots of open space to reach those speeds.
    There is mexico as well.
    Ill be in depending on location of trail
     
  9. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Hmm, David do you know of places to go in Yuma...I will take a look online to see what I can find!
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    There are no 2 hour trails near Yuma, mostly because the surrounding desert is either military testing grounds or a nature reserve. But Cliff was thinking about a trail that might fit what your looking for.

    http://azt4wda.com/index.php?topic=200.0 :cool:
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    You know I'm in!
     
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    AN ERROR HAS OCCURRED!
    The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.

    Guess I dont have access to view it
     
  14. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    are you logged on with your account for AZT4WDA?
     
  15. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    TidalWave I have a shovel and no one will miss you...

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    Id be interested as long as we stay on this side of the border :)
     
  16. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    were a long ways from Canada so we should be fine :D
     
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  18. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    ya I am logged in...
     
  19. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    So.. I'm pretty much jealous.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    go into the off road events, and its the thread called "Camino del diablo"
     
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