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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California
by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )
© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.
Great ride for early spring ... lots of wild flowers and pretty scenery. Fairly easy four wheeling ... some parts are pretty smooth, but some areas were deeply rutted and some sharp drops with moderately good ground clearance required, so don't try this without 4WD. We did fine with a stock height JK (with slightly bigger than stock off road tires. The trail is pretty well marked with sign post markers, but there are a couple of confusing spots where it is not real clear which way to go ... use a compass and download the map trail and guide ... that is really helpful.
Feb 2, 08....What a totally awesome ride...trail looks like it has recently been graded and the going was easy. Had a Jeep CJ, a Land Rover and a Toyota Tundra on the run and no problems at all. For the flower lovers, took us three hours to do the 13 plus miles of the route because of all of the stops along the way to inspect what was beginning to bloom. Poppies, Desert Ghost Flowers, Lupine, Mallow, Desert 5 Spot, Purple and White Asters, Chia, Daiseys, Brittle Bush and many others that I cannot remember...can't imagine what spring will bring, but it's going to be a great flower year. The canyon views were super and the color variations were just fantastic. Well worth the time and there is more to see after completion of the trail. Try the Bradshaw Trail going east.
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