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hwy1rubi 01-11-2013 06:09 PM

Ocotillo Wells Presidents Weekend
 
Ocotillo Wells Presidents Weekend February 16th to 18th. I was thinking about checking out the military training area Patton used, the Calcite Mines, and the Aircraft Graveyard one day and Superstition Mountains the other.

WWII Military training area:

Arroyo Salado: Vehicular Recreation Area - DesertUSA

Calcite Mines:

Borrego's calcite mine trail holds desert wonders Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com

Airplane Graveyard, see page 3:

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/pages/1170/f...eb-mar2009.pdf

Fred1 01-11-2013 07:21 PM

We're in Gary, The Calcite mine is near the Truckhaven/Tierra Del Sol training area. That is long way from your other destinations.

Grant

hwy1rubi 01-11-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Fred1 (Post 3216293)
We're in Gary, The Calcite mine is near the Truckhaven/Tierra Del Sol training area. That is long way from your other destinations.

Grant

Cool Grant, were open to any ideas, but would really like to check out superstition mountain one of the days.

BillG.OTD 01-11-2013 11:09 PM

This looks like it could be a good run Gary, the Superstition area looks like it has some nice wheelin. I also want to get down to JV so not sure on Presidents day weekend...but I'm going somewhere :)

hwy1rubi 01-11-2013 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD (Post 3217436)
This looks like it could be a good run Gary, the Superstition area looks like it has some nice wheelin. I also want to get down to JV so not sure on Presidents day weekend...but I'm going somewhere :)

Love to have you join us Bill, but I agree have to go somewhere, may as well make it Ocotillo. :D

hwy1rubi 01-31-2013 05:37 PM

The trip is ON, made reservations today at the Ironwoods, planning on enjoying some wheeling along with the chili cook off at the hotel.

Fred1 01-31-2013 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by hwy1rubi (Post 3304877)
The trip is ON, made reservations today at the Ironwoods, planning on enjoying some wheeling along with the chili cook off at the hotel.

What day is the chili cook off?

hwy1rubi 01-31-2013 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Fred1 (Post 3304912)
What day is the chili cook off?

Saturday the 16th.

Maybe we can do a run through split mountain over towards Superstition?

Fred1 01-31-2013 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by hwy1rubi (Post 3304951)
Saturday the 16th.

Maybe we can do a run through split mountain over towards Superstition?

Yea, The road to the left (at the railroad track)when Split Mountain ends is the siltiest I have ever been on. I am sure this last rain got out that way so it should be better. We can take San Felipe Wash from behind The Blu Inn out that way as well. Not much of challenge until you get to Superstition. Then we have pick some trails. NOT the ones recently posted up.

hwy1rubi 01-31-2013 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Fred1 (Post 3305089)
Yea, The road to the left (at the railroad track)when Split Mountain ends is the siltiest I have ever been on. I am sure this last rain got out that way so it should be better. We can take San Felipe Wash from behind The Blu Inn out that way as well. Not much of challenge until you get to Superstition. Then we have pick some trails. NOT the ones recently posted up.

Agree!

A little too much body damage for me.

87octane 02-05-2013 05:58 AM

:popcorn:

hwy1rubi 02-05-2013 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 87octane (Post 3322933)
:popcorn:

Come join us, and I'll ride with you if you want to do it. :)

87octane 02-05-2013 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hwy1rubi (Post 3325170)

Come join us, and I'll ride with you if you want to do it. :)

I was waiting to see what runs or trails you were going to. You must be referring to the pre-mod run. Lol. aka body damage trail

hwy1rubi 02-05-2013 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 87octane (Post 3325310)
I was waiting to see what runs or trails you were going to. You must be referring to the pre-mod run. Lol. aka body damage trail

Should be a lot of fun, and the ironwoods hotel is having a chili cook off. Can't beat that a fire, warm chili, and cold beer.

Coastie1 02-05-2013 09:51 PM

I may be interested in this one....
Are you guys camping?

hwy1rubi 02-05-2013 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Coastie1 (Post 3326981)
I may be interested in this one....
Are you guys camping?

Fred1 and Kota have a home nearby, and I'm staying at the desert ironswoods hotel. Pretty reasonable rates at $79.95 per Night plus tax.

Desert Ironwoods Resort - Ocotillo Wells, Ca.

87octane 02-05-2013 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hwy1rubi (Post 3325328)
Should be a lot of fun, and the ironwoods hotel is having a chili cook off. Can't beat that a fire, warm chili, and cold beer.

I was thinking of a day run. I have to work Mon.

Borrego Rick 02-05-2013 11:26 PM

Hey Fred
Pick me up on the way to the calcite mine!
Rick

Fred1 02-06-2013 03:24 PM

Hey Rick, Will do!!

Kota7x 02-06-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Borrego Rick
Hey Fred
Pick me up on the way to the calcite mine!
Rick

Get the new Jeep dirty. Woooooo

Borrego Rick 02-06-2013 05:11 PM

Hey Dakota
You know me, I'll run right home and wash it!
Rick

Borrego Rick 02-06-2013 05:28 PM

OCD like your Dad!

Fred1 02-06-2013 05:30 PM

I resemble that remark!!!

hwy1rubi 02-06-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Borrego Rick (Post 3327450)
Hey Fred
Pick me up on the way to the calcite mine!
Rick

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fred1 (Post 3330491)
I resemble that remark!!!

An old timer like me definitely resembles that remark.

Grant, what are you thinking of for a run on Saturday and Sunday?

Fred1 02-06-2013 07:03 PM

I haven't put much thought into it Gary. We'll put our heads together and come up with something.

hwy1rubi 02-06-2013 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Fred1 (Post 3330961)
I haven't put much thought into it Gary. We'll put our heads together and come up with something.

Cool.

I want to pick your brain on your Fox Adjustable Shocks too. They may just be what I need.

joded1 02-09-2013 09:32 AM

sounds fun

hwy1rubi 02-09-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by joded1 (Post 3342989)
sounds fun

Come join us.

Kota7x 02-12-2013 11:47 PM

So Saturday is going to be an exploration day. We are going into a part of the park that I dont know too well and going to find a phonebooth, fire hydrant, street sign, and an arch that you can drive under. I have an idea of where these are, expect a few u-turns and a few rough patches that we might come across. We cant get lost, Hwy 86 is way to close if we just cant find what we are looking for. Maybe after lunch we can head over to the notches and then the training area (have to test out some new shocks).

hwy1rubi 02-12-2013 11:56 PM

Looking forward to it. See u in 4 days.


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