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Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Christmas in Ocotillo Wells

We are strting to get the winter chill in the high desert... so for Christmas Holiday we head to Ocotillo Wells.

Camping just east of county line. Riding mostly outside the park... Badlands canyons and ridges... Superstition run... Plated ride through state park canyons too... should be some fun less traveled stuff.

Post up if interested.

We'll be there Dec 26 to 31.

More details: http://ridersonline.org/2012/smf/index.php?topic=20.0
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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Beautiful Skys


Donnie rode too close to the mud and got snatched by quicksand


Luckily he had a pressure washer back at camp


Christmas trees are better than sobe bombs... and legal !


Bring your Christmas lights


Plenty of fun riding
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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Interested.

Live South Bay (San Jose) and would be interested. I clicked on your other link but didn't find any detail.
Questions for you:

Anyone going down from this area? Sounds like you all have rigs or campers yes? Any room on a trailer? Will you be staying in a campground or? If so, is there a motel fairly close to your base camp? How long are the day rides miles wise? Have a WR250R with stock tank, 2 gal + 1 gal Roto. Maybe 135 miles if floggin the bajeezus out of it.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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Live South Bay (San Jose) and would be interested. I clicked on your other link but didn't find any detail.
Questions for you:

Anyone going down from this area? Sounds like you all have rigs or campers yes? Any room on a trailer? Will you be staying in a campground or? If so, is there a motel fairly close to your base camp? How long are the day rides miles wise? Have a WR250R with stock tank, 2 gal + 1 gal Roto. Maybe 135 miles if floggin the bajeezus out of it.

Thanks in advance!
Sounds like you have all the bike you need. Day rides are typically 60 to 100 miles. I don;t know anyone from your way that has extra room for hauling anyone. I'll post it on our site to see what pops up. We dry camp in the open areas. Outhouse bathrooms aren't too far away. Never rented a room out there so can't be a help on that front.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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Live South Bay (San Jose) and would be interested. I clicked on your other link but didn't find any detail.
Questions for you:

Anyone going down from this area? Sounds like you all have rigs or campers yes? Any room on a trailer? Will you be staying in a campground or? If so, is there a motel fairly close to your base camp? How long are the day rides miles wise? Have a WR250R with stock tank, 2 gal + 1 gal Roto. Maybe 135 miles if floggin the bajeezus out of it.

Thanks in advance!

If you are still planning on coming down. Maybe renting a trailer could be an option for you.
Plus it would save you from hauling it all the way down from where you live.

Luv-2-camp will deliver a trailer to Ocotillo Wells all set up and ready to use.
But you should get a reservation ASAP.

http://www.luv2camp.com/SanDiegoTrailerRentals.html
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #6
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we will probably be there then

Usually we camp off Holly Rd side. We've got rzrs and the slot canyons are a lot of fun. Try to look you up.

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Usually we camp off Holly Rd side. We've got rzrs and the slot canyons are a lot of fun. Try to look you up.

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We like it up there too. We usually hit both sides of the park a few times each year.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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It's pretty said when somebody posts a ride on ADV and then wants you to go to his personal ride site to find out the details. That sounds like a troll looking for members for his own ride site. That's pretty said that you are trying to steal guy;s from ADV and other ride sites to join your ride site. I've been to your site it sucks nobody there to talk to and you have the most posts on it. Have a little class buddy and respect the ADV site.

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #9
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It's pretty said when somebody posts a ride on ADV and then wants you to go to his personal ride site to find out the details. That sounds like a troll looking for members for his own ride site. That's pretty said that you are trying to steal guy;s from ADV and other ride sites to join your ride site. I've been to your site it sucks nobody there to talk to and you have the most posts on it. Have a little class buddy and respect the ADV site.

Dood, you need to get a clue. ADV is a world wide forum, but there are lots of other spin off groups and sites where events and ride details get planned.

Anyway...enough of that BS. BTW, I think you meant 'sad', not said.


We are likely to be out there with Jerry. Have made a few trips out there and it's good desert riding. We bring an RV as well, and the three pomeranians. My kid is 18 and rides with us too.

Does anyone go ride Bradshaw Trail from there? Or do you all go west and up in the mountains instead of east?
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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Bradshaw trail

Chris weather looks to be sunny and in the mid 60's.
Possible rain Thursday and then we have a slight warming trend hopefully into the low 70's by the 1st.

Bradshaw trail would be a ride for a different time and camp out of a different place.
Like that glamis RV park. Bradshaw trail is just too far from Ocotillo it is on the other side of the Salton Sea.
Maybe we could do a trip this coming spring. But dont worry We will have plenty to explore in Ocotillo.

Jeff we will roll by your site to say Hi maybe even do a ride. We are camping close to where you will be at.
We have a big group of about eight rigs and about twenty people. Families, kids and some really good riders.

We will be riding Superstition - fish creek - grapevine/ culp valley - font's point/ milpas view point - slot canyon.
In other words all the cool stuff.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #11
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Chris weather looks to be sunny and in the mid 60's.
Possible rain Thursday and then we have a slight warming trend hopefully into the low 70's by the 1st.

Bradshaw trail would be a ride for a different time and camp out of a different place.
Like that glamis RV park. Bradshaw trail is just too far from Occotillo it is on the other side of the Salton Sea.
Maybe we could do a trip this coming spring. But dont worry We will have plenty to explore in Occotillo.

Jeff we will roll by your site to say Hi maybe even do a ride. We are camping close to where you will be at.
We have a big group of about eight rigs and about twenty people. Families, kids and some really good riders.

We will be riding Superstition - fish creek - grapevine/ culp valley - font's point/ milpas view point - slot canyon.
In other words all the cool stuff.
Yeah, it's probly 75 miles of road to get to the other side of Salton Sea, I didn't look at a map.

I have only been to Ocotillo on a greesticker bike, so having a plate will be interesting. Keep in mind I'll be riding the pig dualsport, Nick will have the litebike. My KTM got sold.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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Chris weather looks to be sunny and in the mid 60's.
Possible rain Thursday and then we have a slight warming trend hopefully into the low 70's by the 1st.

Bradshaw trail would be a ride for a different time and camp out of a different place.
Like that glamis RV park. Bradshaw trail is just too far from Ocotillo it is on the other side of the Salton Sea.
Maybe we could do a trip this coming spring. But dont worry We will have plenty to explore in Ocotillo.

Jeff we will roll by your site to say Hi maybe even do a ride. We are camping close to where you will be at.
We have a big group of about eight rigs and about twenty people. Families, kids and some really good riders.

We will be riding Superstition - fish creek - grapevine/ culp valley - font's point/ milpas view point - slot canyon.
In other words all the cool stuff.
You and I like the same stuff. Where is your group gonna be ? When do you arrive ? Like to come by and see what your ride schedule looks like and maybe do a day with you guys. Then I am heading to JV on Sunday (30) to do some riding with Catfish and Perry.

We love Bradshaw too. Have a trip scheduled in the new year. I am going to dry camp this time on the east end so we have gas out there. Some of our group will be at Cals KOA... some with me. Should be a great trip.
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Nothing out there is too hard

As long as you are plated you are good!
it opens up areas that are legal to ride other then the OHV area.

Honestly the OHV area is the wasteland of the Anza borrego desert and the rest of the desert is a wonder to see and explore. Having a street legal vehicle opens up the true borrego desert!!
I use the term "street legal" loosely. I will be rolling my 2010 450 XC-W and yes it is street legal.

Anything that gets too gnarly you can just sit back and watch us hit things and maybe take some pictures!
The trails out there are doable on most any bike riding from place to place.
but there are also some technical spots and some big air opportunities.
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We'll b out there the 27th as per swmbo

Like that Johnson Valley split idea, but we'll do that after New Years, maybe MLK weekend? Usually stay up at Holly Rd, easier in and out , or in Borrego Springs.

Jeff, your area on satellite photo looks like we might sink in. Jerry, dunno about yours. ..stable? I was out there from the 15-19 and sunk in in an area I thought was safe. Had some buddies pull me out, very lucky. The diesel motorhomes can sink in, this got worse before it got better! We're about 34,000 lbs loaded


Conditions were ideal, even made it to the top of Blow Sand on my xr250, shot thru a lot of slot canyons.


Still a lot of deep sand - xr600 (Bessie) Butte Pass
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