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[*] posted on 2-19-2019 at 12:44 AM


Looking at ehall's inReach track I saw that they were done with the Pole Line Road and out to Hwy. 5 at La Ventana about 2 pm after spending the night just east of Basketball Hill. They got to the Pole Line Road near the White tank, from the north after attempting the traditional route at the base of the summit. That is how it looked the past two days.



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[*] posted on 2-19-2019 at 07:32 AM


All reports indicate a successful run. Sorry I missed it.
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[*] posted on 2-19-2019 at 08:43 AM


Wondering if they got washed out roads with all the rain.
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[*] posted on 2-19-2019 at 08:59 AM


Rain in San Felipe began after the guys were finished with dinner on the Malecon. Rich reported some sprinkles during the run.
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[*] posted on 2-19-2019 at 11:14 AM


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Rain in San Felipe began after the guys were finished with dinner on the Malecon. Rich reported some sprinkles during the run.

Paul - Sprinkles turned into hail and a full rainstorm at 8 pm last night. Dinner last night at Del Mar on the malecón. See Rich T.for your Impossible t-shirt. Sorry you couldn't make the run.

Today, we're rebuilding radios, suspension, drivelines, tires, all after the Pole Line Road. We haven't even run Matomi and it's been a challenging run on our equipment.

Look for an upcoming thread on our Carnage. :light:




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[*] posted on 2-20-2019 at 05:16 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Wondering if they got washed out roads with all the rain.


Its funny but the mountains west of san felipe stop almost all rains. The storms just stop over the mountain.
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[*] posted on 2-20-2019 at 08:34 AM


Having just returned from about 30 miles northwest of Cataviña, I will let you guys know the desert is WET (and green). Expect the water table to be fully charged for The BOG on the Mission Santa María road. Yes, the bog is on the gulf side of the peninsular divide, but only 3-4 miles from the divide. The divide is 10-11 road miles from Cataviña and much shorter, as the crow flies.



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[*] posted on 2-21-2019 at 05:05 AM


Victor had a special gift for all of us. The can i picked up along the trail.

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[*] posted on 2-21-2019 at 07:09 AM


WET for sure. Flowers are still in bloom after a long time.
Here in San Felipe my humidity gauge has been pegged above 100% for weeks. Nice to drive in the desert with so little dust.

There is a concern expressed by some experts the precip arriving to fast will not recharge the aquifer as fast and the slower precip due to runoff.
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Having just returned from about 30 miles northwest of Cataviña, I will let you guys know the desert is WET (and green). Expect the water table to be fully charged for The BOG on the Mission Santa María road. Yes, the bog is on the gulf side of the peninsular divide, but only 3-4 miles from the divide. The divide is 10-11 road miles from Cataviña and much shorter, as the crow flies.
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[*] posted on 2-21-2019 at 10:57 AM


Well, on the Pacific slope of the peninsular range, we have had rain every week since Thanksgiving week in November with just two exceptions! There were two times we had two dry weeks.



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[*] posted on 2-22-2019 at 08:28 AM


The mud we encountered along Calamajue trail is being washed off our our trucks as I type this. Red clay is perfect for building cost effective housing - difficult for removing after a day on the trail.

Rai fell throughout the night. Currently, the skies are partly cloudy. Maybe there is a chance we will run to the peninsular divide, but Mission Impossible may need to be rescheduled.




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[*] posted on 2-22-2019 at 10:28 AM


So, you went down Calamajué Canyon, in the water and popped out on Hwy. 1 south of Chapala?



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[*] posted on 2-23-2019 at 06:34 AM


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So, you went down Calamajué Canyon, in the water and popped out on Hwy. 1 south of Chapala?


...in the water (and red clay mud) and slipped into Hwy 1 south of Laguna Chapala.




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