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Title: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: BlindWilly on February 01, 2016, 02:53:05 PM
I'll be in the area March 6-11.
I've put together an itinerary for the folks I'm heading down there with.
I've gone with an all day trip from the Barton Warnock station to Nowhere and back, another all day trip to Casa Ramon and explore that area.
I want to add a 3rd fun day exploring with some great wheeling and views.
The last choices are:
Fresno Canyon
Rancherias Loop
Cerro De Burros
Oso Loop
Or any combination of the above :)

I'd love to hear anyone's ideas and reasons to try one of these trails.
Photos and videos much appreciated.
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: catz on February 01, 2016, 04:42:57 PM
I don't know about the others, but the Rancherias Loop is hiking only.
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: Jalco on February 01, 2016, 06:40:04 PM
Drive down Fresno Canyon to Crawford-Smith house.  Hike down the canyon a ways.  On the way in or out, hike out to Mexicano Falls.

Or drive out to the Solitario
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: Ranger Tim on February 02, 2016, 09:02:18 AM
"I don't know about the others, but the Rancherias Loop is hiking only."

True, but the upper section of the loop is actually a road. A very rough and remote road, but a road nonetheless. It is best traversed from West to East and connects the Guale road with Javalin Pens. I've only biked it but I imagine that it will be quite the challenge in a 4x4.
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: BlindWilly on February 02, 2016, 10:08:33 AM
I was interested in the Fresno Canyon myself, so that's what I'll suggest.
If the group ends up wanting a shorter day of it, then I'm going to hit Cerro De las Burras from Hwy 170.
I went back and looked at the Road to Nowhere PDF and saw that the Rancherias wasn't a loop, but just as Ranger Tim explained it.
Still... it sounds challenging :)

Thanks again for all the input.
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: Ranger Tim on February 02, 2016, 12:40:15 PM
Las Burras Road off the Southwest end of the Oso Loop is also a pretty tough road. It doesn't really go anywhere, but the views are amazing and it really is very remote.
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: BlindWilly on February 03, 2016, 01:51:27 PM
Las Burras Road off the Southwest end of the Oso Loop is also a pretty tough road. It doesn't really go anywhere, but the views are amazing and it really is very remote.
Google Maps has it listed as Aso Loop, no wonder I couldn't find it. HAHA.  Looks like the one on the "Road to Nowhere" guide that ends at the las burras trailhead.
That looks like an interesting little segment, if it's the one I think it is. 
If I don't hit it this trip, next trip I'll include it.
Title: Re: Need a 3rd itinerary suggestion for BBRSP 4wheeling.
Post by: Txlj on March 18, 2016, 01:25:40 PM
Pinto canyon

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