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4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?

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Offline BlindWilly

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4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:16:51 AM »
I'm 3 weeks away from visiting and curious as to any conditions I might need to be aware of due to all the rains.
I'd be mainly curious if anyone has info about the NW side of the park in the Cienega mountain area.  Is Alamito Creek running high, if at all?
I think that would be the main impediment to getting into that area from the Casa Piedra trailheads.

My group will be heading into that area on the 29th & 30th after touring the Solitario trails. (I know, ambitious plans!)
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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 11:24:46 AM »
I wish I could say, but I have not yet been up there this season. I would imagine that the brush is probably very thick and encroaching the road, making what I call the "cowboy carwash", which isn't great for your paint but great for your 4x4 credibility. I would also be prepared to dig out approaches across creeks where necessary. As always, make sure you have a good map, don't travel alone, and bring two spares!
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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
Cowboy carwash, I always called it West Texas pinstriping. But nice.

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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 12:59:50 PM »
I wish I could say, but I have not yet been up there this season. I would imagine that the brush is probably very thick and encroaching the road, making what I call the "cowboy carwash", which isn't great for your paint but great for your 4x4 credibility. I would also be prepared to dig out approaches across creeks where necessary. As always, make sure you have a good map, don't travel alone, and bring two spares!
I've still got the pinstripes from Paseo Al Solitario 2 years ago... I guess I could try to buff them out.  lol.
I do have, and so does at least one of my other team, a shovel to dig, TRED traction boards and various other recovery equipment.
Well, looks like I'll have to do a trip report on conditions up there.  :)
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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 05:05:06 PM »
Well, looks like I'll have to do a trip report on conditions up there.  :)
Don't go out of your way or anything.  ::)

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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 05:49:22 PM »
Without photos or video, it never happened.

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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 08:19:06 AM »
Trip reports, especially for the remote stuff, is always appreciated!
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Re: 4x4 Trail Conditions in NW side BBRSP?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 02:35:10 PM »
Trip reports, especially for the remote stuff, is always appreciated!
Most definitely!   
I'll have photos and videos for sure. Hopefully they will turn out better than my last trips evidence, lol.

In 2016 I was the trail leader, so I didn't get to take the time for a lot of photos. I relied out my travel partners.
I put together a "slide show" video of our adventure:


If you go to the channel, there is a video of Paseo al Solitario and the Rancherias loop.
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