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Trail Report: Pinyon Mountain - Anza Borrego
« on: December 22, 2008, 12:10:21 PM »
I thought I'd post this trail report here in case anyone ever considers running it.  Enjoy.

A group of us headed out to Anza Borrego for an impromptu run on Sunday including...

Me - Xterra
Brian - Xterra
Oz - Xterra
Tim - FJ
Jason & Dom - 4Runner
Moe - 4Runner

We started on the west side of Pinyon Mountain Trail and worked our way east through Fish Creek and out to Split Mountain Rd.  Total time was about 6 hours.  The first few miles are easy trail passable with 2wd high clearance stock truck until you come to the first obstacle known as The Squeeze.  From this point foward the trail becomes one way with about five major obstacles to clear to make it to the end. 

In the conditions we had with snow and ice I would definitely rate this trail black diamond.  Although several of our trucks did not have lockers nor winches I would not hit this trail without them.  I would also highly recommend skid plates, sliders, and at least 33" tires.  The trucks with lockers can likely struggle up and through every obstacle, but those without lockers need a winch to climb the last major obstacle consisting of snow covered slick rock at a severe climbing angle.

Unfortunately, my camera died about half way through the day so the last couple obstacle I don't have pictures of.  I know Oz got some good shots and I'm sure he'll post them up soon.

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Re: Trail Report: Pinyon Mountain - Anza Borrego
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 01:48:20 PM »
Awesome pics I want to run this trail!

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Re: Trail Report: Pinyon Mountain - Anza Borrego
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 04:16:12 PM »
Nice Pics
I also want to do this run
Hey don't get me wrong or anything, I have been in the outdoors but... is it always this dusty????

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Re: Trail Report: Pinyon Mountain - Anza Borrego
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 07:08:32 PM »
Nice Pics
I also want to do this run
Here's more of that run. Its total commitment after the squeeze!

















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Re: Trail Report: Pinyon Mountain - Anza Borrego
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 10:59:20 PM »
Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!
Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst!

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Re: Trail Report: Pinyon Mountain - Anza Borrego
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008, 05:07:34 AM »
That runs looks like alot of fun. I cant wait to go on runs with you guys when I get back from Iraq!
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