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Old 07-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #16
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updated the attached GPX file to account for a locked gate on the West approach to Otay Mountain TT.

updated these tracks on GPXchange for easy viewing with topographic maps...

Johnny Dakar (formally JohnW) on Sunday (mini Dakar Rally / Baja training)

Climbing back from the Border Monument (Mexico in the background)
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:51 PM   #17
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Topographic Maps

Some useful BLM overlayed topographic maps of the Otay Mountain (and border areas further east) can be found at http://www.blm.gov/ca/palmsprings/scrmp.html

Some of the BLM labeled roads are not 100% accurate, but I have found the maps useful to determine which ridge roads they have excluded from the Wilderness Area.


A few of the ridge roads off Otay Mountain Truck Trail have
to be taken a reduced pace. You'd never know it from this
photo, but the grade on this spur road exceeds 20%.
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:17 AM   #18
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The Otay Mountain BLM lands OHV staging area in Sycamore Canyon, just east of the Border Patrol checkpoint neat Dulzura, is now locked due to the recent fire. This is what some refer to as the "pink gate"

There is a good possibility it will remain locked. I'll keep you posted.

The truck trail over the top is still open. I've taken down my GPS tracks for Sycamore Canyon and will augment my existing Otay Mountain tracks with stuff that remains open as soon as I can verify everything firsthand.
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Old 08-17-2006, 06:56 PM   #19
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So .... uh ..... do you get 'noticed' by the Border Patrol or DEA out there very often?

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Old 08-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #20
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Great photos - especially that last one with the chopper!!!!

Gees I tell we are lead to beleive that the US border is fortified and has zillions of people stopping anything coming across. I thought it was like the gestapo down there - move and you're dead!!!!

Those photos make it look fairly open and easy to get through?
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:25 PM   #21
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Some would suggest that this is exactly the problem.....
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:17 PM   #22
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Those photos make it look fairly open and easy to get through?
The border itself can be without so much as a livestock fence in places, but that condition normally goes hand in hand with relatively remote or rugged terrain. Currently, the fortified parts of the border that you hear of tend to be near roads and populated areas.

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Another Rattler...
I'm 0 for 5 now... haven't run over a snake up there yet.


According to the BP, this dog has resided at the WWII Bunkers for several years. He has a house, daily water and food, and has even been for a vet check-up recently. He just doesn't want to leave the mountain for good...
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #23
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There are a few roads that reach the border southwest of the main peak...


I just found a cool link to an article that explains about all these border monuments - most over 100 years old!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:54 AM   #24
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Other Than Otay Mountain

Hello everyone,

Besides Otay Mountain, where else in the vecinity can I ride mt street legal dirt bike? I'm relatively new to off road trails and I want to ride them all.

Thank you
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Check out the San Diego adventure fourm to meet some local riders and rides, I am looking for a ride today. Perhaps I will see ou on the trail. http://www.dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php
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Besides Otay Mountain, where else in the vecinity can I ride mt street legal dirt bike? I'm relatively new to off road trails and I want to ride them all.

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