I spent the last two days scouting/tweaking some suggested loops for the the CORE 4 Kids fundraiser in March: http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87
Lot's of beautiful terrain/photo ops........especially at the end of March when the colors are popping.....here's a brief teaser/sampler of some phone pics I snapped to show you some of what the area has to offer....
Shortly after you leave the campground you'll pass by the shoe tree.......these things pop up like weeds.......there's even a shoe tree on the CO. River near my place in Bullhead City?!?!.......so bring a pair of "done" shoes and add to the decor of the area (tree)
Next stop is the Bat Caves
Then you'll round the bend and make your way over towards "the Oasis".......as you round the bend you'll have views of the Salton Sea (that's San Jacinto in the distance)..today I managed to catch a train rolling along as well:
Then it's off to "the Oasis"
Once you leave the Oasis you'll make your way over towards the Meccacopia Trail
I also added a new hardway in this area today (sorry, didn't snap any photos.....)
Once you leave the Meccacopia trail you'll have choices......if you're street plated you might want to consider riding through Pinkham Canyon in Joshua Tree ......or just head over to Chiriacho Summit for lunch/gas...
Here's a shot taken in Joshua Tree yesterday......that's San Jacinto in the distance......the area will be popping with color in late March.....
Regardless of option, after lunch/gas at Chiriacho Summit it's off to the Red Canyon Trail.......loads of fun
High above Red Canyon on the always fun Red Canyon Ridge Trail
More options.......head over to Amy's Wash or explore Red Canyon
Dave deep in "The Pinnacles" of Red Canyon
Dry waterfall at the end of The Pinnacles spur
A few other wrinkles:
The trestle in the distance passes over the Bradshaw Trail which is down in the main wash....
I hear the train a comin'.....it's rollin' round the bend......and I ain't see the sunshine since......you know the rest
More info on the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser: http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87