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by toms
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Dos Palmas Dos Palmas is an artesian spring at the foot of the Orocopia Mountains. It was a know watering hole for centuries. Bradshaw basically started his trail at Dos Palmas. However today, The Dos Palmas Spring is now part of the Dos Palmas Preserve a 14,000-acre preserve created to protect imp...
by toms
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Part of the Yuma Training Range Complex , this 456,000 acre open-Area, approximately 20 miles wide, east to west, and 50 miles long, northwest to southeast, has been used by the Navy and Marines since 1942 for aerial bombing and live fire aerial gunnery pract...
by toms
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Side Trip in AZ Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area A popular site for use of off road vehicles, with hilly, sandy terrain and a network of roads and trails. Ehrenberg Sandbowl is quite literally a big sand pit with some hills This site provides a starting point for visitors to explore a variety of designa...
by toms
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

All-American Canal The All-American Canal is an 80-mile long aqueduct, located in southeastern California. It conveys water from the Colorado River into the Imperial Valley and to nine cities. It is the Imperial Valley's only water source. The Imperial Dam, about 30 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona...
by toms
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Kaiser Eagle Mountain Railroad Eagle Mountain Railroad Bridge.JPG The Eagle Mountain Railroad (EMRR) was a private railroad in California, owned by the Kaiser Steel Corporation, and is owned today by Kaiser Steel's successor, Kaiser Ventures, Inc. of Ontario, California. The EMRR is 51 miles (82 km...
by toms
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Mountains I believe in the western United States, a general understanding of the mountain ranges first, helps you fill in the details later. This is very much like learning the major freeways of a large city. As you learn the smaller road, you have a framework to related them. Orocopia Mountains Th...
by toms
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

SIDE TRIP – Slab City If you plan to stay at the Salton Sea camp sites, this is a side trip you could do the day before. (From the camp grounds on the east side of the Salton Sea travel south on Hwy 111 to main street in Nyland. Turn left (away from the sea). When you cross the tracks, it becomes B...
by toms
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Camp Sites West End of Trail There are a number of camp ground along the eastern shore of the Salton Sea in the Salton Sea Recreation Area. These can be a good camp site for the night before to gather everyone up before the start of the trail. Alternatively, if running the trail east to west, one o...
by toms
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

Getting to the Trailhead This can be a bit tricky. Basically, you are looking for the junction of the Coachella Canal Road and the Bradshaw Road. This waypoint on that intersection will help. N33 30.347 W115 45.997 From the guide book: Turn east on Parkside Drive off State Highway 111. Parkside is ...
by toms
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)
Replies: 36
Views: 243

Re: OAUSA Net - 04/02/20 - Destination: The Bradshaw Trail (Gold Road to La Paz)

MAPS: • AAA Imperial County Map and Riverside County for an overview; • BLM Surface Management Desert Access Guides for o Eagle Mountain; o Salton Sea; o Trigo Moutains; and o Blythe. You can order these maps from the BLM. They are $4.00 each. https://www.blm.gov/media-center/public-room/california...

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