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Title: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on March 29, 2021, 01:18:19 PM
Anybody up for a weekend trip up to Pinyon Flats ro something similar?  I'm thinking the last weekend of April.  Let me know your thoughts.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on March 30, 2021, 11:03:52 PM
Woody, sorry I just saw this post. What are you thinking? I'm saving some money for a big trip this summer but I can do something over a weekend. The desert is getting pretty hot but I'm open to suggestion, especially if your field blended margaritas are in to sweeten the deal.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on March 31, 2021, 08:32:17 AM
I'm thinking somewhere local with trees.  I have never been to Pinyon Flats, it peaked my curiosity in Joe's post in October.  If that's not a good place this time of year then Holocom Valley Yellow post sites would be great.  By the end of April the snow should be gone.  The wife will be going so Margaritas are a must. If there are a few people interested (4+) then I can look into the group sites.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on March 31, 2021, 11:04:29 AM
I think Pinyon Flats could be a great idea. I've never been there and would like to check it out especially before things start getting too hot.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on March 31, 2021, 11:31:54 AM
That works for me.  I am waiting to hear about a business trip.  Once I have those dates we can firm up the trip.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on March 31, 2021, 03:45:41 PM
Just got back from six days at Laguna campground.  We should be anxious to go by the end of April.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on March 31, 2021, 06:11:38 PM
I'll spin this to the family to try and get them from under the rock. Anyone know what the temperatures will be like there in a couple weeks? I'm not super worried just need to plan on how much ice I need to bring to keep the beverages cool and refreshing.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: JFanaselle on April 01, 2021, 03:55:20 PM
Pardon my ignorance, but where is Pinyon Flats? Are you talking about the campground off of Highway 74 in the Santa Rosa Mountains?
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on April 01, 2021, 05:20:38 PM
Pardon my ignorance, but where is Pinyon Flats? Are you talking about the campground off of Highway 74 in the Santa Rosa Mountains?

You are correct. Pinyon Flats is a campground near the exit to the trail you were planning last October.  Igothe name stuck in my head.  What was that trail?  Santa Rosa Truck trail?  I just remember seeing a yellow post site a few miles in.  If you still have those coordinates can you share them, it would be greatly appreciated. I do expect you and your clan to be there.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on April 01, 2021, 05:26:14 PM
Just found it.  It is the Santa Rosa Yellow Post Site.  Googlemaps has a recent picture and it shows patches of snow on the ground.  This location is Southwest of Pinyon Pines.

https://goo.gl/maps/grrtdDyc1s7rhRf38
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on April 01, 2021, 09:54:00 PM
Having been on that recon with Joe, I think our best bet is the Stump Springs campground.  More room and less wind.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on April 02, 2021, 07:24:33 AM
Stump Springs it is.  I got my travel schedule and I will be gone 4/26-4/30.  So I think I will be hitting the trail on Friday 4/23 until 4/25.  If anybody wants join us, the more the merrier.

Here is the location: https://goo.gl/maps/DcqVhQt7wTY7bTGq9

I will be heading out early Friday to make sure I can get a spot.  The blender will be spinnin' by 3:00 starting off the weekend with a bang.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on April 02, 2021, 07:45:23 AM
We will try to take off by noon on Friday.  Should take us about three hours to get up there towing the Dominator.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: JFanaselle on April 02, 2021, 08:55:45 PM
OK, we'll plan to be there. The wife just confirmed that we don't have other plans that weekend. I'll be working until 3:00 pm that day, but it's only an hour drive for us, so we'll be there around 4:00 or 4:30.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 05, 2021, 07:57:44 PM
I'm somewhat juggling schedules with this. Hopefully I can jump on board with those dates.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 10, 2021, 09:26:00 AM
It looks like I got the buy-in so we will be rolling in sometime early evening. Since I've never been there, I was wondering if anyone can fill me in on what the temps should be like and are we able to have a fire for the evening? Along with that, if we have a fire who will be designated to ensure Sage Bromax does not take a late evening nap? (This will be a great campfire story told by his wife). Maybe we can all chip in and buy her one of those zapping dog collars with the remote? https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/petsafe-vibration-dog-training-collar-with-remote
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on April 10, 2021, 09:46:16 AM
Not sure of the fire restrictions at this time.  I will be bringing the gas fire.  I also have a shock collar I can bring. :D
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: JFanaselle on April 10, 2021, 11:04:27 AM
According to the SBNF site, the current restrictions would allow a wood fire in a forest service provided fire ring. The sites at Stump Springs have fire rings, so we should be good.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/home/?cid=fsbdev7_007776
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on April 10, 2021, 01:11:21 PM
SWMBO (aka She Who Must Be Obeyed) likes the zapper idea and says we already have a couple she can charge up.   :(

So, are we doing any communal meals?
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Jayrat on April 10, 2021, 01:39:08 PM
Ok . rearranged some clients, and  I am in for this do nothing camp getaway
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 10, 2021, 05:03:59 PM
Ok . rearranged some clients, and  I am in for this do nothing camp getaway

 I can make enough bratwurst and sauerkraut to feed about 7 people maybe 8 if folks like that or modify it if we have more people.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on April 12, 2021, 09:31:11 AM
Trying to figure out the details, but I might be able to come out Friday evening and camp, then leave sometime Saturday afternoon.  Wifey has plans Sunday and I'm on dad duty.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 12, 2021, 10:14:11 AM
"Wifey has plans Sunday and I'm on dad duty."

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Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Jayrat on April 12, 2021, 11:52:22 AM
Trying to figure out the details, but I might be able to come out Friday evening and camp, then leave sometime Saturday afternoon.  Wifey has plans Sunday and I'm on dad duty.
I'm planning on meeting Woody in Temecula early Friday.
All I know is, Its a do nothing, but Camp Trip
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: JFanaselle on April 14, 2021, 10:16:10 AM
We will likely be getting on the road by about 1:00 pm Friday afternoon, which would have us arriving in camp at about 2:30. We might also have to leave Saturday evening, as we have a prior obligation on Sunday (still trying to get more info on the timing of said obligation).

Also, sorry to be a buzzkill, but we'll have to opt out of the communal meals. I'm on a diet currently, so it'll just be easier if we plan and prep our own food.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: steve c on April 14, 2021, 05:25:40 PM
Where are we going? 
I can't read apparently so... link I guess?
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on April 14, 2021, 05:35:28 PM
Where are we going? 
I can't read apparently so... link I guess?

Stump Spring Campground by Toro Peak
33.53721682166293, -116.44498524893658
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 16, 2021, 08:11:29 PM
We will likely be getting on the road by about 1:00 pm Friday afternoon, which would have us arriving in camp at about 2:30. We might also have to leave Saturday evening, as we have a prior obligation on Sunday (still trying to get more info on the timing of said obligation).

Also, sorry to be a buzzkill, but we'll have to opt out of the communal meals. I'm on a diet currently, so it'll just be easier if we plan and prep our own food.

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Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: knightrider on April 17, 2021, 06:14:04 PM
Stump Spring Campground by Toro Peak
33.53721682166293, -116.44498524893658

I'm going to need some more exact coordinates, can I get a few more decimal places?  I think Jill and I may be in for this, if I get my crank sensor in time, don't need to get stranded out in the middle of nowhere :)
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 18, 2021, 07:47:26 PM
I'm going to need some more exact coordinates, can I get a few more decimal places?  I think Jill and I may be in for this, if I get my crank sensor in time, don't need to get stranded out in the middle of nowhere :)
So a complete thread derail. Your crankshaft position sensor was the culprit in all of this?
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on April 18, 2021, 08:14:12 PM
Anybody want to follow Jayrat and I can meet us at Starbucks on Temecula Pkwy and La Paz at 10 AM.  We'll hang there  until 10:30 then hit the road.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: JFanaselle on April 19, 2021, 10:56:31 AM
Sorry to do this, but the fam and I are officially pulling the plug on this weekend. :( We were hoping to make it out there for at least one night, but there are too many other obligations getting in the way, and they're all spread out just enough to screw everything up for us. Jessica and I both work on Friday and Gavin has school. Gavin has a baseball game (and I am helping coach his team) on Saturday from 10:15 to 12:30, and we have to drop his puppy off with a trainer on Sunday morning for a week-long board and train session.

Sorry we're going to miss this. :( Have a good time everyone!
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on April 19, 2021, 04:55:59 PM
Looks like I'm good to go!  I will only be there Friday night, and that will be TBD on arrival, depending on if I have to work Saturday or not.  If I work Saturday, I will be up earlier, but will have to bug out fairly early.  If not, I will be up a little later in the evening, most likely around 6:30-7.

Obviously because of my whacky schedule, I'll do my own meals.  Can't wait to see everyone!
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 19, 2021, 05:20:33 PM
Just to confirm some plans. No campfire as Woody is bringing his campfire in a can. Woody can I kick in some coin or bring propane?
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: CAWoody on April 19, 2021, 10:20:19 PM
I'm going to double down and bring the gas but also bring a couple of bundles of wood just in case there is a ring available.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on April 19, 2021, 10:55:06 PM
Not only will I bring wood, I will bring the Solo stove fire pit.  There will be fire!
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on April 20, 2021, 07:16:40 AM
Not only will I bring wood, I will bring the Solo stove fire pit.  There will be fire!

Once again, you’re witchy witchy ways of
showing us your amazing purchases forced me to spend money.  I got a Solo Stove Bonfire this year, thanks to you!
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Celt on April 20, 2021, 08:30:41 PM
Ok, I'll scrounge up a couple bundles of wood to add to the fray.
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Jayrat on April 21, 2021, 08:26:45 AM
There is a Gas Station (Santa Rosa Pit Stop) 2.2 miles from the turn off.

Celt was wondering were the closest GS was
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on April 21, 2021, 01:32:39 PM
Looks like I'm good to go!  I will only be there Friday night, and that will be TBD on arrival, depending on if I have to work Saturday or not.  If I work Saturday, I will be up earlier, but will have to bug out fairly early.  If not, I will be up a little later in the evening, most likely around 6:30-7.

Obviously because of my whacky schedule, I'll do my own meals.  Can't wait to see everyone!

Looks like I'm working Saturday.  See everyone tomorrow afternoon!
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: Sage Bromax on April 21, 2021, 02:42:02 PM
Looks like I'm working Saturday.  See everyone tomorrow afternoon!
Well, tomorrow is Thursday, so you may be there by yourself until the rest of us show up on Friday.  Be sure to save us all good spots!
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: knightrider on April 21, 2021, 06:20:22 PM
So a complete thread derail. Your crankshaft position sensor was the culprit in all of this?

Well it was part of the issue, it was the cause of the engine cutting out randomly.   Still need to replace the power steering rack but that'll be another day. 
Title: Re: Need to get out!
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on April 21, 2021, 07:57:51 PM
Well, tomorrow is Thursday, so you may be there by yourself until the rest of us show up on Friday.  Be sure to save us all good spots!

Ok, it's been a long week...I will see everyone Friday! LOL