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Old 08-27-2019, 06:16 PM
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El Camino del Diablo - Nov 9-11

I will be running the El Camino del Diablo trail from Nov 9th through the 11th. This adventure trail runs from Ajo to Yuma mostly along the Arizona and Mexico border. It is desolate and requires preparation and permits to access the area. It does go through the military training area SE of Yuma. It is recommended to take 3 days to make this trip.

I have not done this specific trail before, but these adventures are my specialty so I know how to plan and hopefully identify all the sights to see and stops to make. If anyone is interested, post up and we'll begin to plan it out.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/events/16...no-del-diablo/

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https://azoffroad.net/el-camino-del-diablo

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No offense or aspersions meant by the following, just my commentary.

I personally would be hesitant to run a trail that close to the Mex border. I had a sobering incident about 10 years ago in my car off I-8 that contributes to that. I pulled off to take a simple leak. Don't recall of it was the stretch in CA or AZ. It was like 11pm. For some reason I drove maybe 50 yards from the freeway instead of staying on the exit ramp. This was an isolated ramp with no buildings or lights and the road just off the ramp was dirt. I paused a few mins to text or something. I then noticed some headlights approaching me at high speed on the dirt road. The car whipped around behind me and had its brights on. I had no idea what was happening and for a few seconds thought maybe this was going to be an attempted robbery. Then an officer got on the PA and announced that I was to put my hands in view and do nothing. 2 approached with guns drawn at their sides. Needless to say they figured out I wasn't the coyote or drug runner or whatever they were looking for. They cautioned me not to venture off I-8 close to the border for safety's sake. I don't recall if it was sheriffs or border patrol.

No worries about that, never again. Just too much risk of criminal activity for my taste. And I travel with a CCW and weapon always.

Am I too cautious? I've engaged in mountaineering and canyoneering and have had some close scrapes, but potential lawlessness really makes me turn fast.

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None taken... There are 2 CBP outposts along the trail. Part of the reason for the permits is that they know you are out there. We will run with a heightened awareness, but not anything over the top or even far off of normal for us.
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I like these types of adventures but I'm just not in the mood to play by the border. I'll watch for @Pressurized to setup something like this down the road that's a little more north.
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I like these types of adventures but I'm just not in the mood to play by the border. I'll watch for @Pressurized to setup something like this down the road that's a little more north.
Understand...

Our next trip will be to re-run Mojave Rd. No date set yet, but I'll let you know when we have an idea when.
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No crime at the border, it's only women and children trying to find a better life. At least that is what I have been told.

In all seriousness, I offroad and camp down there. Depends a lot on location, but I would load up on weapons and ammo just in case. - I do that wherever I go anyway. I have heard that Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has had some issues in the past.
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No crime at the border, it's only women and children trying to find a better life. At least that is what I have been told.

In all seriousness, I offroad and camp down there. Depends a lot on location, but I would load up on weapons and ammo just in case. - I do that wherever I go anyway. I have heard that Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has had some issues in the past.
And we will be multiple vehicles with most occupants armed... Our awareness will be heightened, but our concern low. I've read a dozen blogs and not a single person has ever seen anything. I don't see a coyote messing with a small caravan out there... They know we don't go out there unprepared.
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Understand...

Our next trip will be to re-run Mojave Rd. No date set yet, but I'll let you know when we have an idea when.



Now that you can almost put my name on already.
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Sounds like a great trip and some interesting scenery.

Granted this is different (border zone) but I travel Baja a lot and never have any problems.

I like that a lot of people are worried about it - keeps the crowds away.


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I will be running the El Camino del Diablo trail from Nov 9th through the 11th. This adventure trail runs from Ajo to Yuma mostly along the Arizona and Mexico border. It is desolate and requires preparation and permits to access the area. It does go through the military training area SE of Yuma. It is recommended to take 3 days to make this trip.

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What would you consider as minimum equipment on vehicle for your group?

Been dying to get out of town for a few days.
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Been dying to get out of town for a few days.
It is not a difficult trail. Mostly 2 track and power line road conditions. There is some sand and silt that can turn to a more challenging mud if we were to encounter rain. So, I'd say 4wd and at least a decent All Terrain tire is all that's needed.

The bigger challenge is self preparedness. Tools, tire repair kits, extra water, compressor, etc. We will have a good selection of those supplies with us. A few of us will be in hard side trailers, but many people will tent camp as well.

This is about as rough as it gets...
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It is not a difficult trail. Mostly 2 track and power line road conditions. There is some sand and silt that can turn to a more challenging mud if we were to encounter rain. So, I'd say 4wd and at least a decent All Terrain tire is all that's needed.

The bigger challenge is self preparedness. Tools, tire repair kits, extra water, compressor, etc. We will have a good selection of those supplies with us. A few of us will be in hard side trailers, but many people will tent camp as well.

This is about as rough as it gets...
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Understand...

Our next trip will be to re-run Mojave Rd. No date set yet, but I'll let you know when we have an idea when.
Enlighten me about Mohave road. I have not heard of it.

I'm going to Florida 11/12. If not, I would seriously consider this excursion. I've been doing day runs for 5 years. I'd like to start doing overnight trips, a little over landing. Do something different. I have plenty of tools and recovery gear. Assuming my camping gear has not been eaten by bugs above the garage, I have that too.
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Enlighten me about Mohave road. I have not heard of it.

I'm going to Florida 11/12. If not, I would seriously consider this excursion. I've been doing day runs for 5 years. I'd like to start doing overnight trips, a little over landing. Do something different. I have plenty of tools and recovery gear. Assuming my camping gear has not been eaten by bugs above the garage, I have that too.
Mojave Road begins at the Colorado River on the Nevada side a few miles below Laughlin. It's about 140 miles to Barstow California crossing the Mojave National Preserve. Takes 3 days if you stop to see the sights... It's a bit more challenging than El Camino del Diablo, but nothing unreasonable. Just one obstacle...

https://www.dangerousroads.org/north...jave-road.html

https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1043-mojave-road

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This would be a good fun trip. Trips like this are why I bought the Turtleback. Dont think I can make this one, but please keep posting these and Ill make more than I miss I hope.

One trail Im really wanting to do is the White Rim up in Moab.
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This would be a good fun trip. Trips like this are why I bought the Turtleback. Dont think I can make this one, but please keep posting these and Ill make more than I miss I hope.

One trail Im really wanting to do is the White Rim up in Moab.
We try to do 2 or 3 of these a year... I know we want to do Mojave Rd again, not sure on the dates, but possibly early March. I know we also want to run The Great Western Trail from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon...

We've done a day trip on White Rim... That's a beautiful drive. In the right time of year, that would be an excellent run. The sights are amazing.

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The wife and i are thinking about doing Mojave road on the way to norther Az and then up through Utah to Skyline, loop through parts of Colorado then back to So Cal in about 3 weeks.


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I will be running the El Camino del Diablo trail from Nov 9th through the 11th. This adventure trail runs from Ajo to Yuma mostly along the Arizona and Mexico border. It is desolate and requires preparation and permits to access the area. It does go through the military training area SE of Yuma. It is recommended to take 3 days to make this trip.

I have not done this specific trail before, but these adventures are my specialty so I know how to plan and hopefully identify all the sights to see and stops to make. If anyone is interested, post up and we'll begin to plan it out.

Devil?s Highway: Exploring the Remote Camino del Diablo

https://expeditionportal.com/overlan...no-del-diablo/

https://azoffroad.net/el-camino-del-diablo
Is this trip still on??

How far in advance do you need permits
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I will be running the El Camino del Diablo trail from Nov 9th through the 11th. This adventure trail runs from Ajo to Yuma mostly along the Arizona and Mexico border. It is desolate and requires preparation and permits to access the area. It does go through the military training area SE of Yuma. It is recommended to take 3 days to make this trip.

I have not done this specific trail before, but these adventures are my specialty so I know how to plan and hopefully identify all the sights to see and stops to make. If anyone is interested, post up and we'll begin to plan it out.

Devil?s Highway: Exploring the Remote Camino del Diablo

https://expeditionportal.com/overlan...no-del-diablo/

https://azoffroad.net/el-camino-del-diablo
Is this trip still on??

How far in advance do you need permits
Yes, I'm going to check it out on Tuesday. I'll post up what I find out...
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Thanks, Spent the last couple months getting my old tractor a little more trail ready, couldn't wait for the heat to let up, great reason to take a couple days off..
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Im in for the Great Western run! Keep us posted on the dates. how many people normally make these runs?
Usually 2-4 vehicles... Most of them take 3 days or more so that limits participation a little. If it helps, we can do a little less of GW and cover in 2 days, but I'd like to get up above Flagstaff and that might take a little longer.
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Ok, glad I checked up on this one... The rules have changed a little and we now need to get our permits online. They can be done up to 6 months in advance. I will post the link this evening when I get home. I will also put in a brief overview of the trip....

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I met with CBP and they highlighted the area for me to be "cautious". It is in the Organ Pipe National Monument. There is a camp near there, but I intend to take us further down the trail to Tule Well where the cross border roads are many miles apart. We will camp either Tule Well or Christmas Pass.
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The plan is to pull out of the valley around 7am on Saturday morning with an arrival in Ajo around 9:30. We'll stop at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge visitors center to make sure everyone has the same maps, etc. I do also like to check out roadside monuments in the area of the trip...

We'll hit Darby Wells Road a couple miles out of town and off we go.

Organ Pipe National Monument is about 13 miles in.

Another 10 miles and we'll hit Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and pass the first Border Patrol station called Forward Operating Base.

About 40 miles in, we will pass Camp Grip which is the second CBP station and Papago Well which is also the first camp area. Between the 2 CBP stations is the area with the most illegal immigration activity.

At 49 miles we hit the sandy area... And a few more miles and we are at the Pinacate Lava Flow and pass the Nameer Grave site. There are many graves littered along the trail...

At 72 miles in around 5 hours drive, we will reach Tule Well. At that point we will decide to either set camp there or head up to see if we prefer the Christmas Pass site about 7 miles away. The Christmas Pass site has views, the Tule Well site is protected by trees.

There are many more route choices on day 2 and we will make the call at camp... We can run more mountain loops and camp near Fortuna Mine or a more direct route and camp at Mittry Lake near Yuma...

Day 2 could have some miles in it if we choose... I'd say a minimum of 55 and could go quick, but could go well over 70 if we choose the mountain routes and add some time as we pass through the Barry M Goldwater Range, part of the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station.

Day 3 is pretty much just the trip back to Phoenix...

Here is the link to the permit. https://luke.isportsman.net

Instructions here:

https://luke.isportsman.net/files/Lu...Directions.pdf

You create an account and there is a video to watch before you can get your permit. They also have links to a number of maps that are useful. The BMGR-W and the CPNWR would cover most of what we are doing.

Most important, we must check in and log the areas we intend to visit prior to our trip.
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Too cool! I'm comfortable on either side of the border, i'll definitely make a future trip. I'd bring a couple of extra gallons of water and MRE's for the migrants though, never know if one will grow up and cure cancer one day.
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Permit in hand, vacation time locked in, Sign me up coach!!!
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Why did i just see this? I cant go, but it is a trail i have been wanting to do.
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Awesome! Looks like 3 of us are in. 2 Jeeps and a Taco.
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Update on the run... the Taco had to bail at last minute with work issues.

@Got it at last was a real trooper and a pleasure to have on the trip. I hope we do many more together and get in some great runs in the future. Watch for my Mojave Road post, expecting it to be in March...

Here's a few photos from the trip. I believe we covered over 140 miles and there was a lot of 7 MPH stuff and there were some well graded 25 MPH areas too...

Making our way down the first couple of miles.



There were a variety of active and not active wells along the way.





An Organ Pipe Cactus along the way...



The odd Road Work sign on the dirt road 40 miles from anything...



The warnings... Seen multiple times.



The old Organ Pipe sign.



The Cabeza Prieta sign.



Another well with fresh water access.

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Continued:

Proof we were on the right path...



There were a variety of conditions... Some hard embedded rock.



Some true sand washes.



We saw lots of Cholla...



That odd speed limit sign 60 miles from ANYTHING....



A little sunset on night 1.



Some campfire fun with my spouse and our little adventure dog.



The little Kangaroo Rat that hung out with us for at least an hour and a half...


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