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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 05:53 PM
North from La Gringa


There is a trail which goes north out of La Gringa and meets the Window Rock trail west of Bahia Guadalupe (I think it is a Bill Nichols trail). I last rode this trail in 2006 and am planning to try it again in a couple of weeks. Does anyone know if this trail has been affected by hurricanes or fences?
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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 06:01 PM


I don't know about any fences but there have been some riders who have ridden it in the past year. If you do come upon a fence gate please close it when you go thru.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 08:27 PM


I hope to ride it next month, we will see!
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 05:10 AM


Let us know how it goes. Are you taking the dry lake shortcut or going to try the whole trail?
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 11:32 AM


Window Rock Trail.

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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 11:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
I don't know about any fences but there have been some riders who have ridden it in the past year. If you do come upon a fence gate please close it when you go thru.


yes, and if i may add, close it if that is the way you found it. if its open when you pass, then one should leave it open. i was raised on a ranch, i can't count how many time i have heard that! sometimes the open gate allows the stock to get to water.
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 01:53 PM


Thanks all for the input. The route depicted on the map posted by TMW is what we plan to ride (including a gas stop at our chase truck at El Crucero as shown). We typically take pavement west out of town and then cut across the dry lake to intersect this route, but we're going north out of La Gringa this year for a change of pace. I don't think there is a dry lake option if you ride it as shown. Also, we always close gates if we find them closed.
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 03:42 PM


We bailed out on the blue line just before dark.

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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 03:50 PM


Window rock trail looks very interesting. Bike only? How hard? How long?
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 04:48 PM


could anyone please provide a track file?
I want to plug it into Google Earth




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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 05:05 PM


Bike only.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIt9zQtJk9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpQmWR3qK_c

[Edited on 2-16-2018 by motoged]

[Edited on 2-16-2018 by motoged]




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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 05:17 PM


Will be riding it March 18, have been bypassing the first mile out of El Crucero because of fence, I do have some tracks on the east side of the dry lake bed if you are coming from L.A. Bay, you avoid the silt bed.
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 05:22 PM


I know it is bike only - still would like a track file



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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 05:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
could anyone please provide a track file?
I want to plug it into Google Earth


Yes, can someone hook us up?
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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 07:02 PM


We will be running it from BOLA north past La gringa, never run it but looking forward to it. We should be running it around March 18th as well. Let me see if I can post some tracks I have.

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[*] posted on 2-19-2018 at 02:18 PM


Where is the actual window rock located?
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[*] posted on 2-19-2018 at 03:25 PM
We will be running this March 8 or 9


We are looking to run this March 8 or 9. Here is a copy of the tracks I have, (I also posted on another post, did not see this one). This track is truncated, have the more precise ones if needed, but file to large to post.

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[*] posted on 2-19-2018 at 04:12 PM


Don't know how hard it is, but it looks right to me.

Here is a thread on the first leg you have coming out of Gonzaga. They took 4x4's, so it can't be that difficult on a bike. http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=89440

Your track:




[Edited on 2-19-2018 by JZ]

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[*] posted on 2-19-2018 at 04:36 PM


Exactly the route I presumed, above.
JZ, the Window Rock is north of that Hwy. 12 sign.




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[*] posted on 2-19-2018 at 06:00 PM


I’m not sure if that’s the exact trail I took but I drove it in my jeep last year. A bit rocky but nothing really hardcore at all. I drove north as far as the road goes then west and it passed through a canyon with a pretty narrow and sharp turn before opening up again. Same trail or different?
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