Monday, April 02, 2018

Dark Canyon

10:03am:
It's kinda hard to find Nite Camps near Idyllwild. So, we went searching for someplace higher in elevation where the forest has lots of trees. We found Dark Canyon campground off State Highway #243 in the San Bernardino National Forest and went to take a look.

As we entered the road down to the campground, we found that the roadway was very steep. Immediately I became concerned that Señor Tránsito would not be able to pull Scampy up out of Dark Canyon! This road is much too narrow to turn back. So, we continued on.

During the evening, I went over in my mind what the best course of action would be to get Scampy out of the canyon and back up to State Highway 243. I planned to leave Scampy in Dark Canyon Campground and go find a tow truck.




Leaving Dark Canyon
As I drove Señor Tránsito up the road to find a tow truck, I found that the road no longer appeared to be steep! Apparently, when driving this road, the road appears to be very steep only when going downhill. When going uphill, it no longer looks steep anymore!

At the entrance gate there is enough room to turn around. We went back to Scampy, hitched her up and began the trip out of Dark Canyon.

We had no difficulty towing Scampy to the top.


11:15am:
No Internet
We had no internet connection for many miles around Dark Canyon. So, we continued traveling toward the City of Banning while constantly checking iPhone for connectivity.

When we got closer to Banning, iPhone got the internet with 3-bars strength and we pulled over to make this Blog post to you.

The Scampy team loves adventure. But perhaps we should be a bit more cautious in the future.


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6 comments:

  1. Smart to leave Scampy and check out the road first....good thinking George!

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    1. Hi Suz,

      "Smart" is a fine compliment to me! 😎

      Thank you,
      George

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  2. You’re near where I live George. I came over the hill to Hemet and bought you a meal many moons ago. I’d be happy to do so again. Let me know if that is in the cards.

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    1. Hi Gallo,

      Thank you very much for your restaurant invitation.

      I'm back in San Diego now. Another time? I would like to see you again.

      George

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  3. Glad you didn't get stuck. That's a terrible, hopeless feeling.

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    1. Hi Gary,

      I am glad about not getting stuck with Señor Tránsito too!

      I got stuck with MsTioga many times. The worst place that I got stuck was on a gravel bar on the Main Eel River. I not only had to be towed out, but also lost my transmission. $2,700 for that tranny!

      Click [Here] to read about us getting stuck several times. With pics too!

      George

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