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[*] posted on 10-30-2018 at 07:38 PM
Anyone done the No Wimps trail this year?


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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 04:07 AM


Haven't heard of anyone doing it for a few years. I have a GPS track of where the trail used to be if you want it. PM me an email address.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 08:27 AM


Fences and gates were put up for a Mtn Goat preserve or what ever it's called. The gates may or may not be locked. If anyone is in the El Barril area head out to Rancho La Ilusion and asked about the gates and if it is OK to pass thru.

The south entrance from San Ignacio to Santa Marta and El Gato out to La Trinidad and north to the 28th parallel is open.

There are plans to put in an Electric Power Line from the La Virgin area north to El Barril/San Francisquito and under the sea to the mainland.

To my knowledge Desert Bull was the last to run the No Wimp Trail and said they had graded a good road in the El Gato area to the sea. Maybe that was in prep for the power line.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 09:53 AM


Yeah I was reading some of that in the thread from November.

I wonder if you could play someone to let you through if the gate is in fact locked.




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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 02:09 PM


Talked to a guy online that said they did it from El Barril in 5 hours on bikes and a lot of it is fast and graded. Can anyone confirm or refute that?
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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 04:53 PM


What's the farthest down the trail from the North a truck can "easily" go?

We don't have great range on our bikes. I want the chase truck to fuel us up at the North end and drive around and meet us on the South end. On the South side, again, coming up as far as it's fairly easy for a non-lifted and heavy truck.




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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 05:36 PM


There is the first gate at Rancho La Ilusion, not locked. The rancher is friendly... ask him. I did in 2017 and as TW said, gates will not be locked unless there becomes a reason to. So don't leave one bit of trash when you break camp!





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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 05:38 PM


If it's a 4x4 you can go all the way. There are a couple of place where you get into some soft sand in an arroyo and on the beach. If you have a rear locker and let air out your probably OK.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 06:04 PM


Lets go do it
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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 06:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
If it's a 4x4 you can go all the way. There are a couple of place where you get into some soft sand in an arroyo and on the beach. If you have a rear locker and let air out your probably OK.


Really, thought there was a ton of rocks?




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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 06:21 PM


Ok, just saw this from DesertBull November of last year:

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drove thru a couple weeks ago the entire No Wimps ... a tractor / grader has cleaned it all up ... a new side road thru El Gato bypasses all the crappy rock trail ... it was less then a full day from San Ignacio to Punta San Fransiquito ... good times.


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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 06:48 PM


Please post up if anyone has any luck, I've wanted to run this for a few years...
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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 07:29 PM


Cmon Bajatrailrider chime in with some current info

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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 07:43 PM


Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Please post up if anyone has any luck, I've wanted to run this for a few years...


Just spent like 3-4 hrs reading old posts about it. We are gonna run it in December. I want to catch and cook some lobsters at Harald's Lobster Bay.








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[*] posted on 10-31-2018 at 10:01 PM


We did it in May. Graded through San Miguel, then got back to it’s no wimps reputation until El Gato. Lots of feeders and hunting/observation blinds until remodeled hunting lodge at San Miguel. We were fortunate to run into forest service who let us through.
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[*] posted on 11-1-2018 at 06:56 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Please post up if anyone has any luck, I've wanted to run this for a few years...


Just spent like 3-4 hrs reading old posts about it. We are gonna run it in December. I want to catch and cook some lobsters at Harald's Lobster Bay.








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When in Dec.? I will be in the area the Dec. 2nd or 3rd .
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[*] posted on 11-1-2018 at 09:19 AM


Late December over the kids' winter break. Thinking to come in directly from Hwy 1 from Las Palomas instead of BoLA, so we can get right at it.



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[*] posted on 11-1-2018 at 09:30 AM


And JZ, when you go, video the hell out of the trip, from bikes and ground and air. Maybe put something together that's 20-30 mins long?

I'm monitoring this thread, we hope to do this trail in the next year or so.




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[*] posted on 11-1-2018 at 10:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
If it's a 4x4 you can go all the way. There are a couple of place where you get into some soft sand in an arroyo and on the beach. If you have a rear locker and let air out your probably OK.


Really, thought there was a ton of rocks?


After the hurricane in 2014 the road from the Jct to R. San Miguel and R. Santa Barbara was wiped out and only the arroyos to follow which were loaded with rocks. That's what 4x4abc used when he got thru in March of 2015. Since then others have went thru making it easier to follow.

twgracing says the road to San Miguel has been graded. There was a short area after San Miguel and before Los Corrales that you had to drop down on the beach cross an arroyo then back up. Deep sand and lots of softball size rocks. The first time I did it, it was a bit of a problem. The second time no problem. The next problem area was from the ocean following La Trinidad arroyo to El Gato. There were rocks but not the problem. The problem was finding your way with out always back tracking. The ground was hard with rocks and it was hard to follow tracks. The second time I did it we had a GPS track but it was off in places. Getting out and walking ahead was the ticket. That's where your drone would come in handy maybe.

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[*] posted on 11-1-2018 at 10:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Late December over the kids' winter break. Thinking to come in directly from Hwy 1 from Las Palomas instead of BoLA, so we can get right at it.



[Edited on 11-1-2018 by JZ]


The distance to the Trail start (La Ilusion) from Hwy 1 via Guillermo Prieto is 57 miles. Coming south from L.A. Bay is 82 miles. However, driving to 'Las Palomas' (Km. 154.5) where the Guillermo Prieto road begins is a lot longer than driving to L.A. Bay... from the north.











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