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Day Trip Oriflamme, Chariot & Rodriquez Canyons Anza-Borrego

September 5th 2010


Let's do a day trip to Oriflamme, Chariot and Rodriquez Canyons in Anza Borrego state park! 

Middle of the three day weekend should keep traffic fuss down.
stock 4x4s have made this trip with us before. including Suburbans and Monteros and Cherokees.
difficulty rating based on shelf road which was widened considerably few years ago 

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

Run Requirements

  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4HI Transfer Case

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

Meet at 0800 Carl's JR at south end of San Clemente / Christianitos off ramp
3929 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente / Leave at 0830.
We'll drive down 5 out 78 to Ramona.
Meet Bob at Chevron 802 Main Street about 0935 for last gas
Then drive through Julian, down the grade to Banner -> where tow vehicles can be left.
 Bring your lunch - no hot dogs stands out there - bring a chair and sunscreen.


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