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Posted: 08/05/14 12:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh yeah, Nolan. Very good report. I could feel the heat. Those caves were eerie. Seems you got right back on your horse and headed into the wind. Good for you.
I just posted the other end of the temperature spectrum trip report.
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I enjoy anza Borrego.I still have the 1959 Guidebook that my Granddad got for me in 1961 as he took me camping there.Are those the Caves past the Split mountain down Fish Creek?


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Great TR. These are the best photos I've seen of the caves. Thanks for sharing.


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[emoticon] What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing the report with us! I too hope those were just dog prints, but...... Well at least you survived! [emoticon]

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Mello Mike wrote:

Great report, Nolan. Was this the first time back to Anza Borrego since "the incident?"

What are you going to do about the A/C? That's a major bummer that the dealership installed the wrong one.


Mike,

Thanks, Yes this was the first trip out. Felt good to be back in the saddle. Super bummed on the a/c. Didn't think about checking the BTU's on the A/c when I took delivery. The dealer is saying I have to drive up there and swap it out in Portland!!!I told them I won't be up there for awhile and they are checking if the components can just be swaped out. I am wanting them to ship me the correct a/c, I will swap it out myself and then send the 13.5 back in the box the 9k one comes in. I even offered to pay the shipping back but they are reluctant to do this. Any suggestions?


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RWDIII wrote:

I enjoy anza Borrego.I still have the 1959 Guidebook that my Granddad got for me in 1961 as he took me camping there.Are those the Caves past the Split mountain down Fish Creek?


No, the wind caves are located up fish creek at the end of split mtn rd. The mud caves are in a different area of the park located near the town of canebrake off S2. The vallecito creek turnoff is right off S2 and you head east to arroyo tapiado. If you have never been out there this is a must visit.

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Glad to see you back on the road with the new WC camper. Are you happy with the stability and tie downs on this one? I take it you're not planning to chase down any wind storms to verify are you? [emoticon] Enjoyed the TR!!


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A friend was staying near Split Mountain that weekend and said they got quite the flooding downpour! Got to be careful in those washes, and it sounds like you know what you're doing.

Last weekend we took the TC down to Palm Canyon campground in Borrego on a whim to admire the "Super Moon". Got there around sunset and left early Sunday. We were the only campers in the entire campground. It was great!

I'm up in Ramona, too.

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Hey, you probably know- What are good places to Boondock in Anza Borrego that are accessible in a two wheel drive rig? How about that dry lake bed off S-22?

Is it free? Any other good tips about camping in the park during the winter months? I'd like to stay out of Palm Canyon and Tamarack. Too crowded and expensive for frequent trips.

I've only camped in Ocotillo Wells but I'm out of the off-road scene these days.

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anutami wrote:

Mello Mike wrote:

Great report, Nolan. Was this the first time back to Anza Borrego since "the incident?"

What are you going to do about the A/C? That's a major bummer that the dealership installed the wrong one.


Mike,

Thanks, Yes this was the first trip out. Felt good to be back in the saddle. Super bummed on the a/c. Didn't think about checking the BTU's on the A/c when I took delivery. The dealer is saying I have to drive up there and swap it out in Portland!!!I told them I won't be up there for awhile and they are checking if the components can just be swaped out. I am wanting them to ship me the correct a/c, I will swap it out myself and then send the 13.5 back in the box the 9k one comes in. I even offered to pay the shipping back but they are reluctant to do this. Any suggestions?


Yeah, be persistent with them. Don't give in. They got it wrong, now they have to deal with it.


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