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Anza Moonlight Run

September 10th 2011


Did you ever want to see:

  • The desert by full moon?
  • The swamp in the desert? 
  • The edge of the closed bombing range ?

Let’s go!  Sept 10, Saturday.

Stock vehicles make this run ... pin stripping can occur in the swamp weeds/branches so wax it up.  Under armor needed for Diablo Wash or a little lift


Tow points needed for all club runs.  I really don’t want to pull off any parts off or have to crawl under your vehicle to find something to hook onto after you get stuck.


Meet at South San Clemente Carls' Jr. @ 4 pm  Christianitos off-ramp

 or meet at Sizzler in Ramona ~ 5:45 for dinner.  Last gas in Ramona.   

Continue east on 78 through Julian until scissors crossing then turn south onto S-2 until mile marker 51.3-ish where we turn into Canyon sin Nombre. prob about 8:34.

We will run north up sin Nombre then, east through Carrizo Creek to the bombing range end of the line and run back Carrizo wash to Tapiado wash

  average high 102  low 71   historical high 114 !


AND the famed mud caves!!  ** bring your flashlights + head lamps for this  **


… but wait, there's more!  We will also run down + around + down Diablo Drop Off.

Then down Diablo wash into Fish Creek wash and out to the Fish Creek primitive camp fire pits and pit toilet [~ 2 am?] - near the gypsum mine for a lay down nap till dawn. I just bring my cot and lightest sleeping back or a sheet.  Don’t bring your alarm clock the sun will wake us all up in time to go into town for breakfast.


Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Additional Notes

4x4 ice chest full of drinks - tow hooks - sense of adventure

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 2+

Difficulty Level: 2+

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage


Rendezvous @ San Clemente Carl's Jr

Three Options:

  1. Carls Jr   @ 4:00 I5 + Chistianitos off ramp
  2. Sizzler Romana  @6:45
  3. Trail Head  Canyon sin Nombre @ 8:45  Lat/ Long : 
  • N32 degree 49.80'   W116 degree 10.16' [Massey/Wilson tail # 32]
  • 13 miles north of Ocotillo, 0.6 miles NW of mile marker # 54
  • N32 49 47.9 W116 10 10.1  [C. Wells trail#56]



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