I just heard that Pancake Rock is currently closed! Can anyone confirm this? I had plans to head out there this coming Sat (the 19th) with a few rigs, but if it is closed I will need to find another trail to run.
Is anyone planning a run this Sat? I have myself and two other Jeeps looking for a moderate trail to explore. I figured if pancake was closed I would head to Corral Canyon, but I have only been there once and really don't know my way around that place. We would love to join anyones run if you will have us?!
Ok thanks. I went to CC last year with a group and really enjoyed it, but I am not familiar with the place enough to lead a couple new guys up there. How is LW compared to CC? A friend suggested Coyote Canyon, anyone been there?
LW is, well, ok... On other forums/threads it's sometimes called TrashHaven, with good reason, it is a common trash/dead body/stolen vehicle dumping area. Doesn't really compare to Corral Canyon.
Coyote Canyon was a fun little trail at one time but they've re-aligned the trails so no more big water crossing and that was the only worthwhile part.
You might look into Oriflamme/Rodriguez Canyons, not difficult runs but there are some areas to play in rocks. If you start on the Banner Grade side you end up at the S-2, you can follow it south and take in The Squeeze and Heart Attack Hill, or bypass that and head south to Vallecito Creek, Canyon Sin Nombre, the arroyos and Diablo Drop Off. From there you can head north up towards Fish Creek, Sandstone Canyon and eventually Ocotillo Wells (some fun canyons on the south side of the highway from Ocotillo Wells), or, you could continue south towards Mortero Wash, Pipkorn Slot and points south, eventually ending up at the I-8.
I wouldn't worry about leading a run at Corral Canyon; run Sidewinder and Bronco Peak, they offer lots of challenges and obstacles, take your time and have some fun. If you're still not sure just hook up with someone at Four Corners, always a few Jeepers there willing to send you in the right direction. If you get lost consider it exploring, if you break we get to make fun of you, win-win, well, for us at least