Anza Borrego Information

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Anza Borrego Information

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Post by OAUSA Board Members » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:42 pm

Will this be your first time to visit Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego Desert State Park?

If you have never been you will be awed by the beauty and diversity of America's largest desert state park.

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Re: Anza Borrego Information

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Post by BruisedFJ » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:37 pm

44th Annual Borrego Days will coincide with OAUSA's Borrego Fest. I might have to skip any night runs on Friday. ;)

October 23-25
Start with the Miss Borrego pageant Friday night, then catch the big parade down Palm Canyon Sat. morning. Then play the day away with friends and family at Christmas Circle Sat. & Sun. Always a busy weekend, with lots going on in town.
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Anza Borrego Goat Canyon Trestle / Mud Caves

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Post by gon2srf » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:03 pm

Although it maybe ill titled and not historically accurate I found this video very interesting.

The "Impossible Railroad" was completed on November 15, 1919, by John D. Spreckels at the approximate cost of 18 million dollars.

Goat Canyon railroad trestle considered the tallest curved wooden trestle in the world at 180 feet tall and 750 feet across.



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Re: Anza Borrego Goat Canyon Trestle / Mud Caves

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:03 am

gon2srf wrote:The "Impossible Railroad" was completed on November 15, 1919, by John D. Spreckels at the approximate cost of 18 million dollars.

Goat Canyon railroad trestle considered the tallest curved wooden trestle in the world at 180 feet tall and 750 feet across.
I got some great memories driving on those tracks when I was younger. My folks had some friends out in Ocotillo who had an old Bronco. The wheels would straddle the tracks and we'd take it back as far as we could, through the tunnels and over the trestles. They even had a train horn on it. Man that was fun!

Hhmm... I wonder if an FJ would fit... ;)
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Post by DaveK » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:07 am

You mean this one?
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Post by gon2srf » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:11 am

I knew it would be old news for you San Diegan's but it's pretty cool if you have never been out there before. 8-) I've heard this is an active railway once again?
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Post by BorregoWrangler » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:17 am

gon2srf wrote:I knew it would be old news for you San Diegan's but it's pretty cool if you have never been out there before. 8-) I've heard this is an active railway once again?
It was but its been closed down since january.
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Post by gon2srf » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:00 pm

BorregoWrangler wrote:
gon2srf wrote:I knew it would be old news for you San Diegan's but it's pretty cool if you have never been out there before. 8-) I've heard this is an active railway once again?
It was but its been closed down since january.
Thanks John, that's good info especially if you plan to walk the trestle. 8-)
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Post by unwiredadventures » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:17 pm

OAUSA Board Members wrote:Will this be your first time to visit Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego Desert State Park?

If you have never been you will be awed by the beauty and diversity of America's largest desert state park.
Such a big and beautiful place.

Keep a sharp eye out for the Bighorn sheep in Anza Borrego:
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Post by brentbba » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:18 pm

Wonderful, wonderful pics. They capture the beauty of the park, and yet there's nothing like seeing it all in person. Such awesome sites.

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