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Unread 05-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #16
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Haha! Well it sounds like you have thoroughly explored everything around here. One of these days I plan to get out to Ocotillo Wells but it is a bit of a drive. I was hoping to find a fun trail around and hours drive from here. I will start searching for all the trails you listed and see what we think sounds fun. Anyone have a planned run already Sat?

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Unread 05-18-2012, 07:40 AM   #17
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JustRuns is going to run a new trail at Corral Canyon on Saturday morning, supposed to be a tough one, wish I could make it but I'll be hanging out aging '60's rock stars all weekend

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Unread 05-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #18
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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
I was trying to track everywhere you mentioned on the map, but I only found the first leg:



Places like The Squeeze and Heart Attack Hill don't show up in a search. I found Sin Nombre Canyon Rd which looks to only be about a mile long and from there maybe take Arroyo Seco Del Diablo to Fish Creek Wash, but it doesn't show that they connect. I am guessing it does, but the road gets too small for the map to show?





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Unread 05-18-2012, 05:54 PM   #19
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Most on-line maps don't show many roads, even the maps you buy of the desert areas are missing various roads (some maps have show roads/trails that the other doesn't and vice-versa)

This may help:


Calcite Mine Trail 33? 16′ 51.6″ N, 116? 5′ 44.4″ W
Canyon Sin Nombre 32? 49′ 48″ N, 116? 10′ 9.6″ W
Corral Canyon Four Corners N32 43.490 W116 33.551
Corral Canyon Sidewinder N32 42.752 W116 33.511
Coyote Canyon 33? 30′ 3″ N, 116? 37′ 48″ W
Devils Slide 33? 10′ 37.18″ N, 116? 7′ 0.32″ W
Devil's Canyon N32 42.852 W116 08.579
Diablo Drop Off 32?57'18.15"N 116?11'16.29"W
Dos Cabezas Crossing N32 44.769 W116 08.382
Grapevine Canyon (South Entrance) 33? 12′ 45″ N, 116? 33′ 49.8″ W
Mud Caves Area N32 55.486 W116 11.314
Oriflame Canyon Trail From the Oroflame/Rodriguez trail off of S2 take the left trail at the "Y" intersection. N33 01.006 W116 29.244
Pinyon Mtn Trail (Squeeze / Heart Attack Hill) N33 02.935 W116 17.996
Rodriguez & Oroflame Canyon Trails (S2 Entrance) N33 00.429 W116 27.419
Rodriguez Canyon Trail N 33 01.173 W116 29.076
Sandstone Canyon N32 58.730 W116 12.888
Split Rock (after Heart Attack Hill) N33 02.684 W116 16.364
Superstition Mt Sand Dam N32 57.462 W115 50.026
Squeeze N33 02.962 W116 18.693

If you don't have them pick up a couple of desert region maps, you can find them at almost any store in the desert area, Adventure 16 in Mission Valley by the 8/Fairmount Rd, Big 5 and Sports Authority used to carry them, don't know if they still do
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Unread 05-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #20
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We are going to run Elliot mine/ Jacumba tomorrow leaving Alpine around 10am. Family run Bringing our kids ranging 5months to 8years old.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #21
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Rumor has it that the gate is open...
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Unread 05-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #22
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Maybe we will hit it up on way back then.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the info guys! We ended up just going to LW and exploring out there. It was a good time!
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Update: I just got back from driving out to the trail head and Pancake Rock is OPEN! It is only 30 min from my house it I take Telegraph. I might be planning a run out there next weekend if anyone is interested. If I do I will create a new thread for it.
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