Borrego Springs State Park Trails and Washes (Pics) - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Off Road Motorsports ATV's, Dirt Bikes, Everything OffRoad

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Borrego Springs State Park Trails and Washes (Pics)

Forgot to post these pics here......

We were down in Ocotillo Wells a few months ago and I decided to take my truck up into Borrego and run some trails and washes on Sunday morning. Headed up San Felipe Wash into Borrego State Park and then took off up Blow Sand Canyon, made our way up it pretty quick, mostly in 4HI just to take it easy on the truck. Came back down into San Felipe via Goat Trail with was pretty much just cruisin down in 2HI. The last pick I made was Borrego Mountain Wash. There were a couple times I wish I had turned around, but the truck made it through with ease. Only had one time that it got hairy, the back end started to slide on the rocks a little, and I think I got away with less than a couple inches before major body damage. I used 4LO on this wash a couple times as I didn't want to break anything tryin to push it. Had an absolute blast and this thing is capable of a lot more than I had given it credit. 4LO is freakin awesome! I even backed up a pretty steep (35-45 degree) sand stone rock to get out of the way of a Hummer H1 that was going the opposite way. I will definitely be going back for more trails and washes. Here's some pics




















They aren't the greatest, but they work. I forgot to change a couple things on the camera before I gave it to a friend to snap some pics so things are a little washed out. The angles are a little off too for showing some of the obsticles, but I'm still really happy. Only problem was it pushed my ailing steering gear box to the end and it's leakin out the bottom pretty good now, gotta try and replace it tomorrow night!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-22-2007, 05:00 PM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 5,534
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to cchase
weres the mud? dam desersts! looks like alot of fun tho!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-22-2007, 05:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wasco, CA
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Looks like a fun place and great desert scenery. I need to take my Rhino there some day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-22-2007, 05:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm at Ocotillo most of the time. I'll see if I have pixs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-22-2007, 05:37 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: League City TX
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
nice pictures.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-22-2007, 06:07 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by wtprez View Post
Looks like a fun place and great desert scenery. I need to take my Rhino there some day.
The place where these pics were taken is open to street legal vehicles only unfortunately. But the upside to that is it stays in better shape for scenery. There was a stock Chevy Avalanche that passed me on this trail so it wasn't too difficult. Anza Borrego State Park is bordered to the East by the Ocotillo Wells OHV area though, and it's open use. Some pretty cool riding out there too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-23-2007, 06:21 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
that place looks dryer than a wooden indian.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-23-2007, 07:03 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Effort/Nanticoke,Pa.
Posts: 5,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nice pics. It's awesome to see another part of the U.S. that i never did before. Truck looks good among the "rocks"!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-23-2007, 09:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wasco, CA
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Out here in the West you can drive for days and never leave the desert and the East is just the opposite. Two different worlds, but both pretty in their own unique ways. I've had the pleasure of traveling through both. I've been through PA. Great place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors