2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by OAUSA Board Members » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:00 pm

Trail: The Peaks Tour

Lead: Chazz Layne
Tail Gunner: TBD
Comms Designee:
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Meeting Time: 08:30 AM
Meeting Place: Coon Creek Cabin
Departure Time: 09:00
CB Channel: TBD
2M Simplex: TBD
2M Repeater: Keller Peak

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TRAIL DESCRIPTION:
This tour will take us up to one of the highest peaks you can reach by vehicle in the San Bernardino mountains, with panoramic views of San Gorgonio, Big Bear Lake, the Santa Ana River Valley, and the Mojave Desert.
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The route will include Gold Mountain (3N69) and Jacoby Canyon (3N61), the most difficult of these being Gold Mountain. Moderate rock crawling, very steep/loose slopes, severe ruts and some off-camber spots will all be part of this run - rock sliders, bumpers and skid plates, and sway-bar disconnects are highly recommended. Large vehicles should expect heavy pinstriping, and stock vehicles are not recommended.

The second half of the route will explore the Skyline Drive / Clark's Ranch area before crossing back over the Santa Ana towards camp.

Individual trail ratings/info:

Gold Mountain (8235 feet) - Most Difficult, hard hit by the last few winters so lots of new rocks, ruts and shelfs where there used to be good road.

Jacoby Canyon - More Difficult, a few rocky spots, but not much has changed on this trail. Wildflowers were still present on the pre-run.

LOGISTICS:
This approximately 40-mile route will take 6 to 8 hours to complete depending on size of group, vehicle capability, and how long we spend at lunch/picture spots. Bring lunch with you, as we'll be stopping for lunch along the trail. We'll be heading out from camp, and will make a fuel stop on our way over to the first trail. I have not thoroughly explored the Skyline/Clark portion of this trip, so some route-finding may be involved.

Route Overview:
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146.385+ PL: 146.2 Keller Peak (Echolink Equipped)
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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by OLLIE » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:00 pm

This run is now open for sign ups. :D
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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by sdnative » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:42 pm

Cool. This run looks familiar. Gold Mountain is not that difficult.

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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:06 pm

sdnative wrote:Gold Mountain is not that difficult.
...says the guy with front and rear lockers... :mrgreen:

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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by sdnative » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:46 am

BorregoWrangler wrote:..says the guy with front and rear lockers... :mrgreen:
That I didn't use ;)

Well, except for one little spot that has a bypass...

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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by martyr » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:29 am

I am interested in this run, but have a question: I assume you are going to start at Gold Mountain and work your way back toward the campsite? If so, can I meet you in town or at the trailhead for Gold Mt.? I will be staying in Fawnskin.
thanks...

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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by Chazz Layne » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:48 am

martyr wrote:I am interested in this run, but have a question: I assume you are going to start at Gold Mountain and work your way back toward the campsite? If so, can I meet you in town or at the trailhead for Gold Mt.? I will be staying in Fawnskin.
thanks...
Sure! I expect we'll be to the trailhead by 09:45, depending on how long the wait is at the gas station (Valero on Greenway Drive / 38 & 18).

I have you added.
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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by martyr » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:02 pm

Chazz Layne wrote:
martyr wrote:I am interested in this run, but have a question: I assume you are going to start at Gold Mountain and work your way back toward the campsite? If so, can I meet you in town or at the trailhead for Gold Mt.? I will be staying in Fawnskin.
thanks...
Sure! I expect we'll be to the trailhead by 09:45, depending on how long the wait is at the gas station (Valero on Greenway Drive / 38 & 18).

I have you added.
Sounds good, see you there (at the trailhead). Thanks.

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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by FishPOET » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:53 am

Be aware that the trail we call 2N93D and/or Lightning Gulch is slated for decommissioning. I don't know when the contractor will be in the area or what their plans are for closure.

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Re: 2010-06-26: SummerFest (The Peaks Tour)

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Post by Chazz Layne » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Great, our Obamabucks at work ruining the most scenic and least environmentally disturbing trails in your neighborhood in the name of progress. :roll:



I guess this may be the last chance to run that peak...
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