Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by OAUSA Board Members » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:20 pm

Julian/Cuyamaca Mine Tour

NOTE: You must have your fees for the event paid to sign up for this run. This run allows access to private property that the Trail Leader must get special permission to access. Additionally, please keep in mind that this run requires a certain amount of physical ability. There is a short hike (approximately half mile) involved to reach one mine and a small climb up a dirt face to reach another.

We want to reserve this run for those who have not done it in the past. Depending on the sign-ups, there may be room for some second timers. The run is limited to 8 vehicles so as to minimize the impact on the private land we will use. We may open it up to more vehicles only with the permission of the land owners.

The trail through the canyons is easy for the most part. There are a few sections of Rodriguez that are a little difficult.

Lead: DaveK
Tail Gunner:
midsection:
Comms Designee: DaveK
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Meeting Time: 7:30 am
Meeting Place: Stagecoach Trails Group Campsite
Departure Time: 8:00 am
2M Simplex: 145.570
2M Repeater: Laguna Mtn 147.150+ (PL: 107.2) & Monument 147.240+ (PL: 103.5)
APRS: We will be running ARPS on the National frequency

There will be 8 rig maximum for this run with a 2 rig wait list.

Signed Up:
1. DaveK
2. ralphie
3. Bruce (notamog)
4. Bob (diverbob)
5. GreggH
6. Jeff Prince
7. rider77
8. burningchicken
9. jdholder
10. unwiredadventures +2 (family)

Waiting list:

1.
2
3.


Route Description:
Anza Borrego Desert State Park is located just east of the town of Julian. Julian's origin was in the gold rush days of the late 1800's. Remnants of these mines still exist today, some in quite good condition.

On Saturday DaveK will be doing a run through a triangle of canyons comprised of Rodriguez, Chariot and Oriflamme. Contained within this area, and a bit outside, are several mines, all of which are on private property and almost all of which are fenced off. One of the top ten gold producing mines is in this area and the owner has given us permission to enter the property to view the the remnants of the operation, which by the way, are in very good condition, given their age (over 100 years). The 5 stamp mill, with a wood frame, is still standing as is much of the machinery used to operate it. The owner has also offered to give us a tour and some history (the mine is now on his private ranch, which has been in his family for many, many years.)

We also have permission to visit the number two and number three top gold producing mines. Both have very impressive mines and machinery. There will be a surprise or two and information will be posted soon.

Each member of the tour will get a copy of the book "A good Camp" by Leland Fetzer. The book contains a great description of the history of the area as well as the mines that we will be visiting. Once we have our run filled out, DaveK will be mailing the book to each sign-up in advance of the trip, so as to get a good idea of the mines to be visited.

Please note:
-Rock rails will help as will under carriage protection. Expect brush scratches. All of the remaining OAUSA rules and regulations will be in place.
-We will stop for lunch at the midway point near the junction of Rodriguez Canyon and Oriflamme Canyon. Bring your lunch, drinks, and plenty of water.
-One of the mines will require wading through about a foot of water and waders or waterproof boots will help.


PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol or drugs will be allowed during the trip.
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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by ralphie » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:56 pm

hey dave, sign me up for this one, i have driven buy all those mines a bunch of times wishing i could get a chance to explore them. now i can! fun times. thanx.
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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:47 pm

Which day is this run scheduled for - Saturday ?
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Post by OLLIE » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:16 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:Which day is this run scheduled for - Saturday ?
Check the thread title.
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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by OLLIE » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:19 pm

ralphie wrote:hey dave, sign me up for this one, i have driven buy all those mines a bunch of times wishing i could get a chance to explore them. now i can! fun times. thanx.
Gotcha down.
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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:50 pm

OLLIE wrote:
cruiserlarry wrote:Which day is this run scheduled for - Saturday ?
Check the thread title.

Do you really expect me to pay attention to the obvious ??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by gon2srf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:48 pm

Sign me up please. 8-)
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Post by OLLIE » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:23 am

gon2srf wrote:Sign me up please. 8-)
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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by unwiredadventures » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:27 pm

If you have not visited this area, you are in for a real treat. There is a good book that describes the area history: A Good Camp: Gold Mines of Julian and the Cuyamacas

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Re: Saturday BorregoFest Run (Julian/Cuyamaca Mines)

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Post by gon2srf » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:31 pm

unwiredadventures wrote:If you have not visited this area, you are in for a real treat. There is a good book that describes the area history: A Good Camp: Gold Mines of Julian and the Cuyamacas

Please add me to the standby list for 2nd timers.

Oops, didn't realize there was 1st and 2nd timer list. Please move me to the back of the bus. :lol:
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