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[*] posted on 12-3-2016 at 06:35 PM
NO wimps ?


Anyone been on no wimps recently or heard if it's in rideable condition? Starting a couple of week ride next week and still planning routes.

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[*] posted on 12-3-2016 at 08:37 PM


Whats the plan Mike?
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[*] posted on 12-3-2016 at 08:50 PM


off topic, but - i know of a place called WIMPS AND GIMPS! pretty sure you guys have no idea what that means.... enjoy the ride!

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[*] posted on 12-3-2016 at 09:01 PM


Mike, search posts by 4x4abc on that route south of El Barril.



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[*] posted on 12-4-2016 at 09:32 AM


Tom (TMW) indicated recently that he and a few others were planning on scouting it out within the next few weeks....via Taco Trucks ("Harina, por favor.... ;) )....



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[*] posted on 12-4-2016 at 10:14 AM


Tried it last Dec. and the road was COMPLETELY wiped off the face of the earth past the turnoff to Santa Barbara. We met some mountain-bikers near there that were disappointed, as they wanted to go through.

The storm obliterated everything in and around La Fortuna Wash with large boulders everywhere. I would assume that whatever remains of the road south from there would be even more damaged. I may go back to hike out to the hacienda ruin near San Miguel to do some research on it . . . and that palo blanco forest must be one of the most beautiful places in Baja. Just watch out for the cranky burro that lives there.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2016 at 11:09 AM


Looking forward to your trip report!



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[*] posted on 12-4-2016 at 01:42 PM


The squarecicle and I are/were planning on scouting out the NWT later this week. Our plan is to check out the northern section at the R Santa Barbara/R San Miguel jct. If and that is a big if, we can get thru without difficulty we'll take it all the way down to hwy 1. If not we plan to go down and drive up the trail from San Ignacio and go as far as we can. abc4x4 made it thru in March of 2015. They had to do some road building at the north end and the south end where it come from the SOC at Trinidad. Here is his report.

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=77320&pag...

Since then there has been a group of side by sides going thru to Trinidad at the south end. I say are/were because there has been a complication that may delay us a week or so.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2016 at 02:47 PM


Thanks. We are going to be loaded pretty heavy as we are doing an unsupported trip we'll go around.
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[*] posted on 12-5-2016 at 03:51 PM
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Heck Mike, get TMW and SquareCircle to haul your gear - both good guys that would help in a flash! That way you can check the route ahead for them.

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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 08:54 AM


We did the trail from El Barril to Ensenada La Trinidad and thru El Gato
about 6 weeks ago, did not look like anyone had been thru there in years,
the road was good to the Santa Barbara Ranch turn off, but was hard to
follow after that, alot of washouts and you had to make your own trail,
El Gato was destroyed, we had four Jeeps and it took us two days from San
Fransquito, we had 30 gallons of gas for each Jeep and 2 of the jeeps were
running low on gas a couple of miles short of Ensenada La Trinidad, I took my
Jeep and went to San Ignacio and filled up all the gas cans and came back
to where the other 3 Jeeps were camped, I had the tracks from a prior trip
in 2010, if you did not have the tracks you would not find your way thru El
Gato, we ended up with my Jeep going thru 3 times and the other 3 thru once which burned in the track some what, I have some pic's but never
could figure how to post them. We filled up in L.A. Bay and took the green
Door trail to San Fransquito which ate up alot of gas, the second half of the
Green Door trail had a few wiped out areas also.
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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 09:25 AM


Rich T, allow me to assist with your photo posting. U2U or email me as these new photos would be awesome to see. Thanks! info at vivabaja.com for email if not u2u.



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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 09:39 AM


Thank you Rich T for update. I talked to Sat Mike other day we agreed good, Idea for him to skip no wimps trail at this time. Red flags are little day light,getting lost running out of fuel.No support truck at other end. I know Mike has a 5gal tank on his bike,but that makes it that much harder to ride. I would think on a off road bike Feb or March better time.
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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 09:42 AM
Bypass near the Rancho Santa Barbara junction


Rich T - So good to hear that you persevered to get through!

We got as far as the turn off junction to Rancho Santa Barbara early last year, and the boulder packed wash where we would have had to go looked like too much at the time. We got as far as w/p 191 and retreated, for some of us it was a gasoline issue as we also did some sight seeing along the way.

Shortly after our attempt, another Nomad 4x4ABC and two other four wheelers made it through. They did not proceed as far south as the boulder strewn wash but turned east at what on the Baja Almanac is shown as La Junta. Their route bypass is shown in white on the attach screen shot, with the gps reading at the beginning of their "detour."



The bypassed several other sections further south but this initial bypass I believe removed the worst of the hurricane damage. Somewhere is their trip report with photos of the difficulties they encountered.

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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 10:02 AM


Here is the "No Wimps Trail" and the box is the area of John's Google map of the bypass area off the road to Rancho Santa Barbara...





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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 10:07 AM


I was checking it out for a bike route next March, we usually do a six day
ride, but it would be pretty brutal on a motorcycle, especially El Gato, miles
of boulders and if you didn't know the area you could end up going miles
to find a dead end canyon and having to back track, once you made it thru El
Gato the last 45 miles into San Ignacio were easy.
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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 10:11 AM
Trinadad wash condition?


Rich, what was the condition of the Trinadad Wash - between La Trinadad & El Gato?

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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 10:12 AM


Hi David,
When I get a chance will send you some pic's, the route you posted is
the route we took.
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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 10:19 AM


OK... and I will also share the steps to post photos here (or any other forum)... the key is pixel size, not file size. High-quality photos that don't mess up forum pages by being bigger than the 800-pixel page.



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[*] posted on 12-6-2016 at 10:49 AM


John M, it was muddy by La Trinidad and where the road used to be in El
Gato turned into a huge boulder field wash, you do not want to follow the wash, if you do you will end up in the wrong canyon, if you were ever thru there before you will remember how it felt like you were going in circles on the old road, you will find yourself zig zagging across the wash, pick up a piece of the trail and then you will be back in another wash, on our way back from San Ignacio it was at night and that was really interesting. If some one were to go thru now they could probably follow our wheel tracks for a good part of it.
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