Corral Canyon OHV

Saturday, March 23, 2013 9am

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Description

Day trip to Corral Canyon OHV to explore new loops off Gunslinger. Information about the area can be found at:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cleveland/recreation/ohv/?cid=stelprdb5277155

For a map of the area click on Corral Canyon OHV map in the upper right of the web page.

Tierra Del Sol has cut four loops off of Gunslinger which we will explore. Gunslinger is rated Moderate. I am not sure what the loops are rated but I believe they will be difficult. The surface is a combination of loose dirt and rock so lockers are recommended. YOU MUST HAVE TOW HOOKS.  The last time we were here we pulled someone's bumper off trying to help them through the trail.  I plan on trying all four loops and getting up to Bronco peak for a late lunch then we can do Sidewinder before heading home.

For those that want to make a weekend out of it (I will not) there are two very nice camp grounds in the park. Corral Canyon has 20 sites and potable water. Bobcat Meadows has 20 sites and does not have water but I think it is quieter. Both camp grounds are within a couple miles of Four Corners. There are a number of motorcycle and hiking trails to explore.

Tow vehicles can be left at the Four Corners parking lot but you will need an Adventure pass. An Adventure pass is also required if you camp. You can get an Adventure pass at any Ranger station, Big 5, Sports Authority or Sport Chalet store. A day pass is $5.  The annual pass is $30 and good in all National Forests.

I will have a passenger seat available if anyone wants to ride alone. 

There is a lot to do before lunch so I would like everyone ready to head out to the trailhead by 0900.  We will air down at the Four Corners parking area.


Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.

Communications

  • CB Radio on Channel 4
  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146.550

Requirements

  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 3+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)

Always required for any Run:

  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes

Recommendations

  • Front Axle Locker
  • Rear Axle Locker

Difficulty: 3+


1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

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Rendevous at: Trailhead/Campsite

5S to 805S to 8E

Gas up in El Cajon, Alpine or Pine Valley.  There is a Circle K that is easy to access at the Tavern Rd. exit in Alpine.

Continue on 8E to exit 51 Buckman Springs Road

Right on Buckman Springs Road

3.3 miles to right on Morena Stokes Valley Rd

about 6 miles to Four Corners parking area

approximately 2 hours from San Clemente


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Participants (3 of 10 spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
thumbnailX Man
TJ
03/06/13Rendevous00Trail Boss
thumbnailgreen tj
sahara tj
03/06/13Rendevous00 
thumbnailfuelrod
Rubicon
03/15/13Trail Head01yahoo! see you at 4 corners at 9am
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