El Paso Mountains and nearby areas
First Day/Night Meeting Place will be in Goler up Goler Wash/Cyn north of Charly Rd. (see map).
Second night and remainder of trip will possibly be a differentl location (pending availabillity) up in Bonanza Gulch. TBA.
16TH ANNUAL EL PASOS MOUNTAIN RANGE CAMPING TRIP
Feb. 21-23 (Fri-Sun), 2014 Red Rock/Goler/El Paso Mountains area annual camping trip.
Doin' it again this year for the 16th year in a row! Nearly gave up this year, thus this last minute announcement.
Here's last year's trip, Feb. 2013:
If you're interested, just let me know. Requirements are fairly basic as there is terrain for all tastes and plenty of hiking as well. There WILL be some 4WD ONLY stuff I plan on going through. It can be cold~REALLY COLD~sometimes at night, often down to 10-15 degrees. However, I have had plenty of 30-40 degree overnight trips in there in Feb. as well. Daytime temps are usally fairly nice, often just plain beautiful while the sun is out.
Items needed (basics of course):
~Food/Water enough for you and your shotgun riders for each day you're planning to stay.
~Firewood-I usually bring quite a bit, but always ask others to please try to bring at least a small bundle or two because if we all contribute a little, then there of course is plenty for all of us to hang around the fire.
~blankets/tent/bedding/sleeping bags, etc. Although there are cabins in the area, over these last several years, vandals have done enough damage to make many of these un-inhabitable and no longer safe to sleep in. I have stayed in most every cabin in the area, some several times. I can no longer suggest staying in these with the exception of one. So be prepared to bring shelter in case we get some rain or snow. I have been there in both! It can be wonderful, as long as you can stay dry! lol.
~Communications-I recommend a CB and/or FRS. I will be on 11 meter C.B. on channel 18 (27.175 Mhz) for this trip, changing to channel 12 (27.105 Mhz) occasionally. There will be both CB and FRS among members of this trip AND we will mostly all be together. If there are enough folks on this trip, and some have plans to go one direction and others another for parts of the trip, we will be sure no less then two vehicles with some sort of radio communications are among each of the groups, etc. Simple and basic, I know. But, I just want to mention it in advance.
Anyway, I am looking forward to this annual get-a-way, seeing some old friends and maybe make some new ones! Happy New Year!