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Author: Subject: Possible new campground at palomar canyon near guadalupe
PaulW
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[*] posted on 6-24-2018 at 08:11 AM


Two trips 12/4/13 and 12/3/17
Changes were fire remains found in 2017 and the road was much worse to get to the abandoned building. Anything but a high lifted Jeep type vehicle definitely required. Road from building to the spring parking was about the same. High clearance desirable and the track is different per my GPS. Road was heavily overgrown with huge palm branches. The only place we found to camp was near the building, but the heavy overgrowth, trees and bushes made it testy. We barely found room for four rigs. The infrastructure which includes tubs and Poly/PVC piping has suffered from neglect and will need a complete do over. The spring has not changed much and is still a nice place to visit. The hike only took a few minutes, but is all uphill.
Stopped both times at Isabel. No significant change there. Interesting place but as you all know it is really trashed. Never found the airstrip because I did not look enough. There is adequate parking at the beginning of the hike.
Both trips from San Felipe via Saldana/Cohabuzo was less than a half day, but we did not spend significant time at Isabel. Roads to the destination are all good.
Tried to explore La Mora, but a large cattle ranch has taken over that area, both the canyon and east of the canyon. The ranch owner was friendly and gave us directions back to Cohabuzo since our GPS maps did not show any roads. Btw, That ranch seems to be very well funded.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2020 at 12:19 AM


Bump. Did anything ever come of this project?




I like to explore remote dirt tracks and beaches.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2020 at 07:57 AM


Improvements suggested in Palamar canyon seems to me as a pipe dream. It would take deep pockets. Improvements to piping and tubs would have to be completely done over. The cutting of underbrush is a formidable task as evidence in 2017-18. Then there is the access which goes up a drainage and is subject to demolition after each big storm. The drive from the abandoned building to the spring even in 2013 was pretty testy for even a good 4x4. I think that passage had improved slightly.
I will try to schedule a trip next year for another report.
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[*] posted on 11-8-2020 at 09:40 PM


Keep us posted on conditions, Paul.
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