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Posted: 03/14/10 09:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fish,
Nice report. Gotta take a hike that way one day. So how many miles?


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Awesome landscape, thanks.


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Posted: 03/15/10 08:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow man, what a hiking extravaganza and SUPERB camp ! The landscape is both brutal and stunningly beautiful.

Can you whip-up a rough map for us? Nothing fancy, just a placer...

Into TR it goooooooes...

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Found this web page when looking for info on the trustle. About 10 years old, but seeems like it should still be reasonably accurate.

Also found out that the train track is suppose to be active, restored and operated by Carrizo Gorge Railroad.

Hope this helps.


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Posted: 03/15/10 08:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great write up....That has been on our list of "TO DO's" for a couple of years...

Hugh Howzer of PBS California Gold did a show on the trestle...They came in from another approach...of which, if I remember correctly, was not a public access....He had a BLM fella with him...

Thanks for the pix's and the write up...

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Posted: 03/15/10 01:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've mountain biked ON that tressle... cools stuff. Spectacular pictures, thanks for the memories.





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Posted: 03/15/10 11:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Amazing! Your great photos of a very rugged hike make me glad that I got to go to the trestle via the tracks back when it was allowed. Thanks for sharing!

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silversand wrote:

Wow man, what a hiking extravaganza and SUPERB camp ! The landscape is both brutal and stunningly beautiful.

Can you whip-up a rough map for us? Nothing fancy, just a placer...

Into TR it goooooooes...

Cheers,
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These are the links I recommend along with the video added in the first post.

http://members.trainorders.com/cimascrambler/carrizo_gorge/

http://www.sdrm.org/history/sda/history.html

http://www.cgrp.us/czryhistory.html

http://www.tradboy.com/hiking/goatcanyon/logistics.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_%26_Arizona_Railway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrizo_Gorge_Railway

http://www.desertusa.com/mag08/sept08/corrizo-gorge-railway.html

http://www.trailregistry.com/trailregistry/showItinerary.jsp?selectedTrail=127544

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kohldad wrote:

Also found out that the train track is suppose to be active, restored and operated by Carrizo Gorge Railroad.


There has not been any rail traffic on the line in a couple of years.

CZRY is the designated freight operator licensed by the Metropolitan Transit System, which is the owner of the line. MTS is an agency of the City of San Diego and they bought the line from Southern Pacific Transportation in late 70's.

From 1984 until the early 2000s people were allowed to walk/bicycle the tracks. Around 2003 the reports started coming in of RR police citing trespassers for walking the tracks.

Carrizo Gorge Railway Police trespass link

The trespass citations lasted into 2009. Rumor mill has it that CZRY has filed for bankruptcy and laid off all the RR police.

An interesting link about some of CZRYs troubles from back in 2008

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Posted: 03/15/10 09:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow -- that is one tall 'ladder' in that trestle.
Great pictures.
I agree about Poway -- except during wildfires.


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