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[*] posted on 1-3-2018 at 06:43 PM


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Here's what some of dirt Rumorosa looks like -- not a good place to get complacent.



That’s what I’m looking for! That and the spot where Timothy Dalton lights Robert Davi in flames haha! That might take a bit of exploring though!
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[*] posted on 1-3-2018 at 06:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Here's what some of dirt Rumorosa looks like -- not a good place to get complacent.



That’s what I’m looking for! That and the spot where Timothy Dalton lights Robert Davi in flames haha! That might take a bit of exploring though!
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 01:08 AM


Does anyone recognize that big white tower on the mountain or this location? Would it be looking towards la rumorosa from Mexicali? The road is dirt and wide and it looks like it is relatively straight. Any thoughts?

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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 03:22 AM


I think the tower may be on the aqueduct at this point:
32°35'43.73"N 115°57'2.87"W
It seems the tower is no longer in an upright position.
View from the west, looking eastward. Approx. view location:
32°35'50.63" N 115°58'10.84" W
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 07:55 AM


The water tower (vent) is still standing. On Google Earth, objects are distorted from certain angles... Just circle around them...Notice the shadow of the tower, which is taller than this image shows.





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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 08:05 AM


That may not be the same tower, as the GPS points are different...
Here is the next vent tower, going west:



Again, notice the shadow length to more accurately gauge how tall this is.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 08:21 AM
Water Tower #3


Up close... still standing. It is just hard to see on Google Earth!

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This is almost over the top looking down! Shadow off to the lower left. Pumping station way down the face of the little mountain.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 09:18 AM


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Up close... still standing. It is just hard to see on Google Earth!



This is almost over the top looking down! Shadow off to the lower left. Pumping station way down the face of the little mountain.


So that is to the north of the toll roads? It looks in the picture that I posted that there is a wide dirt road tat descends from there into The Valley towards Mexicali. On google maps, it looks like it might be Carretera a La Rosita. It make its way down the mountain north of the highways near what appears to be a water pipeline.
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 10:38 AM


There are lots of dirt roads in Baja! This water pipeline was a major construction project. Yes, it is north of the highway and south of the border.

Also, there is a gasoline pipeline installed just south of the highway to deliver fuel to northern Baja. It runs between the highway and the north end of Laguna Salada.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 12:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
There are lots of dirt roads in Baja! This water pipeline was a major construction project. Yes, it is north of the highway and south of the border.

Also, there is a gasoline pipeline installed just south of the highway to deliver fuel to northern Baja. It runs between the highway and the north end of Laguna Salada.


Interesting!
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 01:03 PM


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Again, notice the shadow length to more accurately gauge how tall this is.


David, the angle of the sun determines the length of shadow more than the actual height of the tower....justsayin'




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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 02:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
There are lots of dirt roads in Baja! This water pipeline was a major construction project. Yes, it is north of the highway and south of the border.

Also, there is a gasoline pipeline installed just south of the highway to deliver fuel to northern Baja. It runs between the highway and the north end of Laguna Salada.


Interesting!
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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 11:32 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
There are lots of dirt roads in Baja! This water pipeline was a major construction project. Yes, it is north of the highway and south of the border.

Also, there is a gasoline pipeline installed just south of the highway to deliver fuel to northern Baja. It runs between the highway and the north end of Laguna Salada.


Interesting!


I think I found the tower. It is north of the toll road on a small mountain in between the Sierra Juarez and Mexicali. Immediately south of the border.
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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 04:25 PM


Not that it matters much, but the correct term for those towers on the pipeline is penstock.



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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 04:27 PM


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Not that it matters much, but the correct term for those towers on the pipeline is penstock.


I didn’t know that and I appreciate that.
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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 04:33 PM


On google maps, there looks to be a dirt road just after you pass the military checkpoint on the right, next to some sort of a power station or something like that. Does anyone know if I am able to take that dirt road and go off-roading for a little bit in that area? I want to explore that area and t looks like that dirt road is the easiest or maybe only way to get there.
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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 05:36 PM


The various dirt roads in the area have been used by CODE, a Mexicali race promoter, to run off road races. As far as I know you can drive or ride on any of the roads not marked "Do Not Trespass" or "Private Property".
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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 05:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Not that it matters much, but the correct term for those towers on the pipeline is penstock.


I thought the pipes were the penstocks, normally the downhill sides. The towers are called surge tanks, I think. I know the pipes in the Owens Gorge going down to the power plants are called penstocks.

Please let me know if I'm wrong, water systems always interested me.

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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 05:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The various dirt roads in the area have been used by CODE, a Mexicali race promoter, to run off road races. As far as I know you can drive or ride on any of the roads not marked "Do Not Trespass" or "Private Property".


Cool, thanks!
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