Day Trip Coyote Canyon yip yip yip

Saturday, October 9, 2010 8am

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Description

Day Trip to Lower Coyote Canyon Anza Borrego State Park.  Just northwest of Borrego Springs, California, this moderate trail follows scenic Coyote Creek; the longest year-round stream in San Diego county.  This follows a small part of the Anza Expeditions of 1774 - 1776.  Without any side trips, Christmas Circle to closure at middle willows is about twelve miles.  3 water crossings.  

 
? Possible hike if energy level and weather and crowd is willing...   to ... 
     Sheep Canyon ...south fork very steep and rugged footpath winding up, over, and around sometimes enormous boulders, past shady cottonwoods and sycamores past thick brush, downed tree limbs and occasional thorny plants up 0.5 mile to the first palm grove and spring grotto with a 20-foot waterfall and a 30-foot long tree-shaded pool.
 


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

Requirements

  • 2+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4HI Minimum Transfer Case
  • 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

Some lift or proper skid plates. Stock vehicles do this every day. Ranger Cherokee and 1/2 ton truck.


Difficulty: 1+


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: San Clemente Carl's Jr

San Diego county. I5 south to 76 to Borrego Springs.  DAY TRIP Drop off tow rigs at Christmas Circle

Meet at San Clemente Carls JR / Christianitos 8:00.
Tow rigs can drop at Christmas Circle at 10:30
lunch in the field. bring your chair, sun screen, hat and lunch.


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Participants (10 of 12 spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
thumbnailfuelrod
Rubicon
08/03/10Rendevous00Trail Boss
thumbnailRoadrunner
Tj
08/24/10Rendevous11 
thumbnailOCMerrill
Ram 2500
09/20/10Rendevous00Meet you at Carls Jr. I should to be road worthy by then.
thumbnailGuest
James Larocque (Scramblin Man)
CJ-8
09/22/10Rendevous11Look forward to meeting members. Will drop tow rig off at Christmas Circle
thumbnailBuccaneer
TJ
09/27/10Rendevous10 
thumbnailZep
Grand Cherokee
10/05/10Rendevous00 
thumbnailGuest
Alex Cruz
96 Jeep Cherokee
10/06/10Rendevous10 
thumbnailGuest
joe blake
93 Very Grand Cherokee
10/07/10Rendevous40 
thumbnailPathfinder
TJ Sahara
10/07/10See Comments00Meet you at Christmas Circle
thumbnailUncle Mike
yj
10/08/10Rendevous00 
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