Anza Borrego

Friday, November 20, 2015 3pm to Sunday, November 22, 2015 2pm


This is an easy roll around Anza Borrego Stae Park on Saturday and Sunday morning.  Camping is at Yaqui Wellsprimitive camp at the intersection of the 78 and S-3.  There are vault toilets but other than that it is dry camping.  Bring firewood. I'll be bringing the necessary metal fire pit to comply with the fire regulations at Yaqui Well.

I and John Alkema are leaving together very early Friday morning in hopes of getting the big campsite at Yaqui Well for the group.  John and I will then pre-run the trip I intend to take Saturday.

Later that morning, Marty Buell is leading Doug King and Chuck Jones out to camp to drop two vehicles.  They will then go run Pinyon Mountain, the Squeeze, and Heart attack hill.  Call Marty, (714) 742-4752, if you are interested in doing that.  Be advised, that will NOT be an a run for a beginner. Lockers, big tires, Lift, and more will be required by Marty, including a liability waiver on file.. Body damage and roll over are very real possibilities. Make sure your life and medical insurance policies are in good order before you call Marty.  Saturday will be the easy run for those who do not have extensive experience.

Otherwise. Meet Dan Thompson at 2 PM at Carl's Jr Friday to caravan to camp, or show up in camp by 8:30 Saturday morning (see rendevous below).

Rig & Run Details

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


  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146.550 Mhz


  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 2+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points
  • Ham Radio
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes

Difficulty: 2

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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Rendezvous at: San Clemente Carl's Jr

Meet at at 2 PM at Carl's Jr on South San Clemente off the I-5 Christianitos exit Friday afternoon.  Dan Thompson, (949) 413-5128, will lead the caravan to camp. Eat dinner in camp. Or, you can meet us in camp later Friday night or Saturday morning. 

To get to Yaqui Well, take I-15 South to highway 78 and go East. Get gas in Ramona then continue East on highway 78 out into Anza Borrego State Park. When you get to S-3 turn left towards Borrego Springs, and then turn left again in about 50 yards into a sandy wash. Continue in the wash until you see club signs indicating camp.

We will leave camp Saturday at 9 AM.

Weather Forecast (View Full Details)

Wednesday, July 17
97°F (36°C)
79°F (26°C)
Thursday, July 18
94°F (34°C)
78°F (26°C)
Friday, July 19
95°F (35°C)
78°F (26°C)
Saturday, July 20
99°F (37°C)
81°F (27°C)
Sunday, July 21
99°F (37°C)
83°F (28°C)
Monday, July 22
98°F (37°C)
85°F (29°C)
Tuesday, July 23
99°F (37°C)
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Participants (11 of 15 spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
08/03/15Rendevous00Trail Boss
thumbnailJeep Daddy
Rubicon Wrangler
thumbnailSlim Jimmy
Rubicon 10th anniversary
Sultan almaadeed
Jeep Wrangler
10/14/15Rendevous00I'll meet you at Yaqui wells CG.
11/04/15Trail Head10Going out Friday morning with Doug and Bub plan on doing something difficult
Willys Wheeler
11/11/15See Comments00I'll be at the camp site Saturday morning
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