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Unread 08-18-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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Otay Mountain Trail Pictures

I took my son and grand daughter over the Otay Mountain truck trail here is San Diego. Otay Mountain is located on the border of Mexico and Otay Mesa here in southern San Diego. We accessed the trail from Alta Road which is off the 905 highway that runs along the border.

The west access we took was recently oiled to keep the dust down. My jeep is now well lubed (only 146 miles on it). This isn't technically challenging other than you need to stay on the trail as the drop off is a thousand feet or better in some spots. The trail is over 12 miles in length and will take a couple of hours.

The east side is less well kept and the trail is quite narrow. There is an offset, or mid trail that can take you just east of the Upper Otay Lake, however, that run is usually really washed out, so be warned.

This trail has our Border Patrol/Homeland Security folks actively working the area. They are good folks and will let you know if and when the trail is closed.

Here are some pictures of the trip:
















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Unread 08-18-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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I took my son and grand daughter over the Otay Mountain truck trail here is San Diego. Otay Mountain is located on the border of Mexico and Otay Mesa here in southern San Diego. We accessed the trail from Alta Road which is off the 905 highway that runs along the border.

The west access we took was recently oiled to keep the dust down. My jeep is now well lubed (only 146 miles on it). This isn't technically challenging other than you need to stay on the trail as the drop off is a thousand feet or better in some spots. The trail is over 12 miles in length and will take a couple of hours.

The east side is less well kept and the trail is quite narrow. There is an offset, or mid trail that can take you just east of the Upper Otay Lake, however, that run is usually really washed out, so be warned.

This trail has our Border Patrol/Homeland Security folks actively working the area. They are good folks and will let you know if and when the trail is closed.

Here are some pictures of the trip:
















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Pardon my language.. but that is one @#$%ING pretty view!!! Holy cow!
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Looks AWESOME!!! Good to see you getting it broke in good.
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Looks good! Wanna hit truckhaven labor day weekend?
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OH MAN I MISS SAN DIEGO. I moved to denver exactly a year ago and I miss it incredibly. Go and check out Corral Canyon. Some good offroading out there, quite a bit more difficult than Otay but the rubi will not break a sweat. The thing I miss most is anza borrego. May still be too hot but in a month or so, you should go out fish creek, arroyo seco del diablo, canyon sin nombre, Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves, etc. Big Bear should be on your list before winter too. God I am homesick. Have fun with your rubi.
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Yeah, it's 108 degrees out there right now. Another month and it will cool down. Corral Canyon's nice, I use to ride my bike out there. Need to take the jeep there.

I just break out the Thomas Guide and look for truck trails and then go find them. Sloan Canyon an easy ride, nice view. The Anzo Borrego is really nice, got to try that again soon.

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Nice view, and it is a beautiful area. Thanks for the pictures. My wife's job took us to SD for two years ('98 to '00). Unfortunately we didn't own a Jeep (although I almost bought an XJ while there... should have!). It's a neat corner of the world, as I use to refer to it.
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