Dos Cabesas

Saturday, January 6th 2024 @ 7am

Description

 

This is a one day easy trip any 4 wheel drive can make.  This is an anthropological trip more than an off road adventure. 

All of the adventure will be in the Dos Cabezas abandoned train station area of the Southern end of Anza Borrego State Park. We’ll do several hikes.  

Our first hike is out about ¾ mile to a cave at grade level with pictographs and along the way there’s at an enormous yoni rock sculpture.  This site is called Piedras Grande.  Bring a lunch.

We'll do some Jeepin' thru Mark Piepkorn Slot canyon and the drop off.. 

If time allows, we’ll explore two of other petroglyphs in the area.  

Lastly will be a very short hike to an Indian payer wheel (about 10 feet in diameter). 

To get there we’ll find our way East on highway 8 to the town of Ocotillo, get gas if needed, and turn on to S-2 heading North.  We’ll drop tow vehicles where the trail head meets pavement at Mortero Wash.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mortero+Wash+(Anza-Borrego+Desert+State+Park)/@32.7922448,-116.1100398,2221m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x80d9934058b369bb:0xa8411613fd0ba68d!8m2!3d32.792753!4d-116.107856!16s%2Fg%2F11h044szdy?hl=en&entry=ttu

Meet at 7 AM, Carl’s Jr, Christianitos off ramp, in San Clemente Saturday morning.  Get there early if you want food.

Call me if you live South of San Clemente and we’ll arrange an alternate meeting location.

 

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

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO 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

Location

Rendezvous @ San Clemente Carl's Jr (South)

Meet at 7 AM, Carl’s Jr, Christianitos off ramp, in San Clemente Saturday morning.

Participants

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