Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums banner

1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
on line
Joined
·
853 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
It seemed appropriate on Christmas Eve, the one year anniversary of buying my X, to head out to the desert for a bit of exploration. 17 Palms Oasis is about 4 miles off the highway, the trail is an easy, sandy wash.

We got in an extra 3 miles or so by taking a wrong turn up (unmarked) Ella Wash, which intersects the highway about 100 yards before we were supposed to turn off. Another sandy wash, with no one else in sight the quiet was great.


Once on the correct trail, it was easy to find the oasis.


The "prospector's post office" has been there, supposedly, since the mid-1800's or so.


Arroyo Salado Wash.


Heading back to the highway.


Stopped to see the cholla cactus field on the way out of the State Park.


One last look back towards Borrego Springs.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,831 Posts
Lookin to join the SoCal group Frank, nice shots man. Let me know next time you head out and I'll try to meet up.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
463 Posts
Those are some nice pics !
Hope to get out there real soon myself, Perhaps I can make Treasure Trails this year again ! I was there a couple of years ago with my Explorer.
Maybe this year again. ?

Jim B
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,831 Posts
Seems like we've got quite a few of us in California. We should try to plan a big weekend in the desert.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
853 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
MagEditor said:
The next time you are out that way go through Fish Creek.
Just posted some photos from our trip out there the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Fish Creek and Sandstone Canyon are some of my favorites. Some great places for side hikes along that trail.

A friend took this shot of my truck back in March, in Sandstone Canyon. It gets narrower as you keep going.


Keep an eye on the SCCX section of XOC, I'll try to get another group trip out there soon. I'll post somewhere here as well.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,732 Posts
FrankB said:
MagEditor said:
The next time you are out that way go through Fish Creek.
Just posted some photos from our trip out there the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Fish Creek and Sandstone Canyon are some of my favorites. Some great places for side hikes along that trail.

A friend took this shot of my truck back in March, in Sandstone Canyon. It gets narrower as you keep going.


Keep an eye on the SCCX section of XOC, I'll try to get another group trip out there soon. I'll post somewhere here as well.
WOW that is an amazing shot !!
I gotta go out there
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,732 Posts
syndicate said:
It's right in our backyard man... I'd be happy to show you around.
I'm working this weekend AND since Marty CHOKED yet again IM pretty free for the superbowl :banghead:
Seriously tell me when your free !!
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,831 Posts
Darn man, I was going to suggest we head out this Sat. Ok, I'll start looking for gaps in my sched.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
589 Posts
Thought you were gone this Saturday Syndicate! Saturday is a tune up for my car (oil change, tire pressure setting, and coilover setup) before the Sunday trip. As long as we plan ahead I can clear any weekend day...
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,732 Posts
syndicate said:
Darn man, I was going to suggest we head out this Sat. Ok, I'll start looking for gaps in my sched.
I wrk @ the hosp in La Jolla so I do my sched A month in advance ,I usually only wrk 1 sat a month But i wrk nights , So pretty much any sunday Im open !!
Is this trail pretty easy so I can bring my son w/me And the misses Or would they be better @ home ?
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,831 Posts
Erick said:
Thought you were gone this Saturday Syndicate!
Ha! Yeah, I get back at 6am on Sat. Oh well. We'll make this happen eventually. That reminds me, I have to do some minor electrical work before Sun.

Erick, I PMd you my cell # incase you need a walk-through on the coilover setup. I've learned coilover swap lessons the hard way and it can be a bitch if you're not prepared.

----------------

boyindiego:
What department do you work in at Scripps Lajolla?

It sounds like the Sunday event is pretty mild, so I'd say it's safe to bring your family, but I'm sure just you and your son would have more fun.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
1,732 Posts
syndicate said:
Erick said:
Thought you were gone this Saturday Syndicate!
Ha! Yeah, I get back at 6am on Sat. Oh well. We'll make this happen eventually. That reminds me, I have to do some minor electrical work before Sun.

Erick, I PMd you my cell # incase you need a walk-through on the coilover setup. I've learned coilover swap lessons the hard way and it can be a bitch if you're not prepared.

----------------

boyindiego:
What department do you work in at Scripps Lajolla?

It sounds like the Sunday event is pretty mild, so I'd say it's safe to bring your family, but I'm sure just you and your son would have more fun.
Actually I wrk @ green ,med surg . I think I'll just bring the boy ! wifey stresses out 2 much :)
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top