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tiny terror 12-26-2006 06:18 PM

Lawrence Welk trail in SoCal.
 
Anyone know where this trail is? It's between Escondido and Temecula off Lawrence Welk drive, but other than that, I don't know where.

iamagolfspaz 12-27-2006 02:54 AM

Hey Terror I know where that exit is.I wonder if they have bubbles coming out of the ground and old farts dancing to welk music.When your ready we will get some folks together and make a day out of exploring there.

MouthfulOfGrass 12-27-2006 01:13 PM

Somewhere in the Palm Springs area ? Just going by the name, since they have a Bob Hope drive there in Palm Desert.

Sounds like it could be fun, since Lawerence Welk is so much fun.

tiny terror 12-27-2006 05:39 PM

Nope, it's off the fifteen I'm pretty sure.

Spaz - The exit? Would we all have to drive backwards through it that way?

iamagolfspaz 12-28-2006 03:11 AM

And i bet Santa brought you coal this year huh Terror?

iamagolfspaz 12-28-2006 03:12 AM

And yes it is off the 15.Weeeeellll lets hit it Terror.

tiny terror 12-28-2006 03:16 PM

Santa didn't come through with the jeep stuff, but I did not get coal. :p

Do you have anyone else who'd be willing, Spaz??

MOG, you're near here. Well?

MouthfulOfGrass 12-28-2006 03:58 PM

It's about an hour from where I am, but... my family demands my attention and has told me that we are going out to Mojave this weekend. I'll be 'wheeling with my father-in-law, and doing some mining (well, digging around in the dirt and rocks anyways).

tiny terror 12-29-2006 01:12 PM

Is that code for burying someone in the desert?

MouthfulOfGrass 01-02-2007 10:07 AM

Uhhh.....no.
It's code for giving the kids hammers and letting them hit rocks with the hammers. It's amazing, it keeps them occupied for quite a while. They get to break things on purpose and don't get in trouble.

lilredwrangler 02-02-2007 03:17 PM

Howdy Ya'll
 
I'm new to this forum, just thought I would say "Hey!"
I just got a 95 YJ, stock accept for a bicycle rack LOL
Back when I was a pup, I went to the desert every weekend, now I race R/C cars off road.
I would love to tag along, on some trail runs..
as long as they're:eek: not to tuff on my little 2.5

brokenujoint 12-08-2012 05:57 PM

major old post but just did the trail today. Deer Springs Rd off the 15 fwy in Escondido. Get off the freeway, if your heading South make a right, north left. turn into the road for the AM/PM, pass it up and go to the dead end. Theres a magical slick hill climb. Do it! then turn left and your now on the gypsy trail called Lawrence Welk. Be weary of the composition of the ground. It's slick rock with slippery gravel mostly of granite. Some spots are hard to even walk on. Enjoy.

Stormeister 04-01-2015 01:41 PM

Oh. I thought it took off right near Deer Springs Rd across that side road from the gas station. It's a little tricky getting there unless you jump the curb. I hit the dirt off that side road real close to Deer Springs Rd, then went along it for 1/2 block then turned west and up the hill. Since it was broken asphalt I figured it must have been important at one time and therefore the Lawrence Welk Trail. I didn't take it very far.

Does anyone know what that broken asphalt trail is?

Deer Springs Road is miles south of Lawrence Welk Village, but there was a full orchestra on the trail, drinking champagne in their tuxedos.

Jerry Bransford 04-01-2015 02:09 PM

Back from the dead again... I live only several miles from there and having wheeled there once, I wouldn't wheel there again. One, the Sheriff will cite anyone they catch... which isn't often but if they're bored, they will. The ASTREA helicopter alerts ground units if it's overhead and notes wheelers inside the area.

Not to mention that's a real sketchy area anyway... to me, the occasional people I saw in there weren't offroading, they seemed to mostly homeless or like the type to be cooking up batches of drugs. It's more like a trashy dumping ground area than a real wheeling location.

beatupjeep 04-01-2015 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 18121441)
Back from the dead again... I live only several miles from there and having wheeled there once, I wouldn't wheel there again. One, the Sheriff will cite anyone they catch... which isn't often but if they're bored, they will. The ASTREA helicopter alerts ground units if it's overhead and notes wheelers inside the area.

Not to mention that's a real sketchy area anyway... to me, the occasional people I saw in there weren't offroading, they seemed to mostly homeless or like the type to be cooking up batches of drugs. It's more like a trashy dumping ground area than a real wheeling location.

I did some research into this area a few weeks ago.

Its currently owned by Newland Sierra, they are planning on putting houses there.

http://www.newlandsierra.com/

I spoke to them and they confirmed it is private property, and they would request that people do not off road there.

The lady I spoke to was very nice, and understands that we all like to off road, but respectfully requests that people please stop. There are almost a dozen vehicle chassis left up there and tons of trash. Someone left a big barrel of oil up there and they had to pay $24k (yes grand) to have it cleaned up.

She confirmed that there is an air strip there. She says it was probably originally used for flying in clients to see the avocado groves years ago. And that she had heard of the urban legend of it being used for drug trafficking at some point.

She says that she puts up no trespassing signs and people just take them down.

Jerry Bransford 04-01-2015 04:16 PM

Good information, I'm glad they will be cleaning that area up and developing it. I'm all for saving legitimate wheeling areas but I have never have considered that particular location anything but potential trouble.

beatupjeep 04-01-2015 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 18123873)
Good information, I'm glad they will be cleaning that area up and developing it. I'm all for saving legitimate wheeling areas but I have never have considered that particular location anything but potential trouble.

BTW if you want to figure out who owns a certain area for SD county, heres what I did:

-go to assessors website
-input an address that is near where you want to find..I looked up a house address on google maps that was adjacent to the area in question
-download the "previews" for the assessor maps for that area and make sure it covers the area you want. for this area of discussion, there were multiple maps required, covering maybe a dozen parcels I think
-download the full size map for each area, which will have several parcels with parcel numbers
-call the assessors office and they will tell you the owner of any parcel for free using the parcel number (limit two per call)

ta da!

Jerry Bransford 04-01-2015 07:41 PM

Yep I figured that's how you got it. My wife is a very active realtor and she's always looking up ownership info on the assessor's website.

RedDevil69 04-02-2015 12:57 AM

Is that all you have to do to get them to stop playing video games?

RedDevil69 04-02-2015 12:58 AM

I'm in, let me know where and when is the meet up.


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