Date(s): 03/29/2019 - 03/30/2019
Time: All Day
Contact: Lyle Boelter
Departure Time and Place: Yuma Fortuna Foothills Interstate 8 Exit 12
Saturday 9AM Mountain Standard Time March 30th
Denny’s 11255 East South Frontage Road
TDS 2Meter Radio 147.480 MHz
Come and explore The Camino del Diablo – Devil’s Highway, (130 off road miles from Yuma to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument with no services and very little water) this is a trail for those who love desolate country and history. Created from virgin desert as many as a thousand years ago by the Papago Indians on their way to reach tribes to the west, it was a foot trail until early Spanish settlers headed north. Camino Del Diablo was most heavily used from 1849, when the gold rush started, through the 1860s and beyond, when placer gold was found north of Yuma. Now to travel the road you will need a permit and permission to enter the Barry M. Goldwater Range West (BMGR-W), and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (CPNWR) in addition to signing the TDS waiver.
To get a permit you need to go to https://luke.isportsman.net/ and follow there instructions to receive a permit. You need to provide personal information and vehicle information and sign a hold harmless agreement We only plan to visit the BMGR-W and CPNWR, so you are not required to watch the 14-minute safety video.
The general plan is to spend Friday night at a Yuma motel (or early drive) Saturday night camping on the trail Sunday camp near Organ Pipe and drive home Monday.
If you are still interested contact Trail Boss Lyle Boelter 858 361 6184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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