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anutami

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Posted: 12/05/19 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As our kids are getting older we are able to Venture a lot farther from the campsite so We decided to head out to Anza Borrego and hike to the Goat canyon trestle which is the Longest and Tallest curved wooden trestle in the world. It’s a pretty rigorous hike having to do a lot of boulder scrambling but well worth it. We Headed out to Blair Valley for a night.
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Blair Valley views
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Looking north toward shelter valley
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Headed toward Mortero Palms
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Water Station
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Phone Booth
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Nice little camp spot
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Brett scrambling amongst the boulders
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Nice pool of water
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Mortero Palms to Goat Canyon Trestle #2
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The Palms
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Views from the top
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Entering the rugged Goat Canyon
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Trestle coming into view
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A bit sketchy in sections
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Tallest and Longest curved wooden trestle in the world
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Old collapsed tunnel before they built the trestle
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Eating lunch where the builders also ate lunch long ago
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Pretty amazing curve
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Checking out one of the tunnels
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Quite a bit to work to do to get the railroad back up and running
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Heading back to camp
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Got back just in time
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We then had reservations for upper pines Over Thanksgiving hoping for snow. As we got to the south entrance the ranger informed us they shut down the campground due to the prediction of too much snow!!! They had evacuated the campground and the tent cabins. We then turned around headed back to Fresno and Then East into Sequoia National Park. Happy they didn’t shut it down [emoticon].
Settled in before the storm hit
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The next morning
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And continued to snow for the next 3 days [emoticon]
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We got our flashlights and hiked to the Lodge/restaurant for a Yummy Thanskgiving Dinner
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The Restaurant
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Had to educate my son what this is/was
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Headed back home
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It took awhile to get my truck started sitting in freezing temps for 3 days but we had a blast hanging out, snow showing and sledding around.
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The much needed snow shovel saved us after about 4’ of snow in 3 days!!
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hope you enjoyed the report
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Posted: 12/05/19 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You sure know how to cram a lot of fun and gorgeous scenery into one trip! Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 12/05/19 09:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for taking me along . Trip reports are getting few and far between , I miss them . Nice trip with the changing weather , and the family .


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Posted: 12/05/19 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a great report with so many interesting photos! Thank you.


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Posted: 12/05/19 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like a great time. Thanks for posting.


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Posted: 12/05/19 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great trip report for an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 12/05/19 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Simply awesome!


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Posted: 12/05/19 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for sharing!

And nice to know you have had lots of fun.

As a occasional winter camper myself in the Sierras, you are brave. Upper Pines being shut down would have been a hint that the nearby Sequoia NP is also buried in snow -- and a lot more dangerous with the roads less well maintained and not well marked. But glad you are safe.

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hope you enjoyed the report

Sure did! Thanks for sharing! What a beautiful place to travel!


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Posted: 12/05/19 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surely more snow than I like to camp/drive in. Congrats. Thanks for the report.

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