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COMPLETED: Santa Rosa Mountain - Sept 2008

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by The Roadie » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:58 am

Been pretty busy to post, but here's what we did last weekend. I had house guests from Oregon, so I took the guy out with me and left the girls to do their thing. Teebes met us out there, after a near head-on meet-up on the one-way-in-one-way-out trail to Santa Rosa Mountain.

Getting north on I-15 was delayed 20 minutes by one of those inexplicable clear, sunny day overturnings.

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Forest road 7S02 off State Route 74

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Nice clouds for a sun-dappled effect:

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Hills to start:

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Then the fun stuff:

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A famous fire warning:

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Looking down to the east onto Palm Springs and the mountains farther away

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Down a side trail to a deserted campsite:

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Trail back to the main trail:

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by The Roadie » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:58 am

Then some fun wheeling the next day:

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The Salton Sea at the far side of Anza-Borrego desert:

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Rocks. More rocks.

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Deserted campground - too much civilization for us. A picnic table, INDEED. What laziness to insist on a picnic table! :D

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Interesting erosion results

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SOmetimes you have to share the trail

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Lake Hemet (reservoir) in the background

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Yeah! Shelf roads!

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Good wheeling!

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by The Roadie » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:59 am

Teebes posing on a rock accidentally, a little bit. He slays me sometimes. :dielaugh:

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The two silver ones together

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Yes, that ridge you see to the right of center is our route down

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Teebes is such a good guy he scoops his pooch's poop, but nobody wants to carry it inside.

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Yes, more trail ahead

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Eating Teebes' dust

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Skid plate carnage;

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Almost down now. Nice shelf roads.

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Oh, is that a hill climb I see coming up?

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Video of the hill climb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvN_T6Xdol4
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