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Old 06-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Anyone from San Diego on WF?

I would like to know who is from San Diego?

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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I would like to know who is from San Diego?
Another tom hailing in. Why do you ask? You might want to have a more detailed post next time because on this forum, that's what gets replies. There are lot of people on this forum from San Diego.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hi Tom h, I would like to ask the locals about jeeping and trails. It seems like most to the discussions are about trails not any where here.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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I'm from San Diego (Escondido) and actually, most of the trails mentioned here are the ones I often frequent. For closer trails like Bronco Peak down off I-8, there are some very active SD based clubs like San Diego 4Wheelers that frequent them. I'm in a north county club (Geared 4Fun) that does trails all over if you're interested but if you live in SD, you'd probably want one that meets closer to you like SD 4Wheelers or Tierra Del Sol.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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Hi Guys, kind of new to Jeeping but so far I love it I heard a lot about Tierra Del Sol and others, I am kind of hesitant to join. Mainly because with some clubs you have to if not mistaking go to maybe 2 or 3 big ride to keep membership. Hopefully, at a later time I will join one)
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Hi Tom h, I would like to ask the locals about jeeping and trails. It seems like most to the discussions are about trails not any where here.
Don't know if you're new to wheeling or just new to SD. I did a long post for another newbie (here) and you can check it out.

As for easy trails, if you're still a newbie, here are some fun runs for you and your wife or ladyfriend:

  • Palomar Mountain, Nate Harrison Grade - unbeatable views, and you'll beat the heat.
  • McCain Valley - nice views and lets you see what the desert mountains are like in the east. Pretty hot out there now but early mornings are gorgeous.
  • Pamo Valley, north of Ramona -- I think this is the best-kept secret in the county. The Santa Ysabel Truck Trail is easy but fun for newbies. Also, take Blake Mountain Truck Trail to the top and Lusardi Truck Trail to the end. Again, if you're a newbie Black Mtn will seem daunting but it isn't. You'll be glad you did it.
There won't be a lot of info on the blogs but Google satellite and Google Earth will give you everything you need.

The 4x4 books at the local 4x4 stores are fine but I outgrew them after the first year, because most of the trails in it are bunny trails. Check out my blog for some more challenging trails (in the signature block). Most of theses are not in the standard books. I try to be pretty thorough.

If you're looking for bigger challenges, send me a reply (private or otherwise) and I'll try and steer you. You'll need to tell me what part of the county you're in.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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yeah buddy, lots of us sandy eggo jeepers.

im not a trail blazer, i do imperial sand dunes about 2.5 hours east. or about an hour in a half east you can do Plaster City soft sand cruising, packed dirt at superstition, or soft sand and dunes at gordons.

when you want to do big dunes, head further out to glamis and camp out
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #9
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Thanks Tom h, wow great info. I am new to wheeling but I lived in San Diego for over 25+ years. I live in Del Cero and Lake Murray area so not to far from off roading and dessert. I did the Broncos Peak not long ago. I will send you a email but I have. 3.5" lift on my Rubi LJ and would like to take it wherever it can go.
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Thanks Tom h, wow great info. I am new to wheeling but I lived in San Diego for over 25+ years. I live in Del Cero and Lake Murray area so not to far from off roading and dessert. I did the Broncos Peak not long ago. I will send you a email but I have. 3.5" lift on my Rubi LJ and would like to take it wherever it can go.
Sounds like you're up for adventure beyond easy trails. Take a second vehicle and try my fav trails east of you near Jacumba. Take Elliott Mine to the top (there's a hairy stretch but it's doable and there's a hairpin turn with a pucker factor but it's doable) and you'll be treated to incredible views. The border trails are nearby but read my blog carefully if you try them; the western route gets pretty technical and don't be shy about turning around -- scout out the routes on foot if you have to. Mountain Springs is really cool and while it's steep and has some pucker-factor shelf roads it's merely an intermediate trail.

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