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Some people have been interested in seeing the views of Otay Mountain in the San Diego area. This is probably the southern most trail in the SoCal/San Diego area. I would like to set up a formal run on December 22nd. Please post up if you are interested. This is a very scenic run with some spectacular views (weather permitting of course). Perfect run for a stock vehicle and family fun. Nothing aggresive just some shelf roads and a few fire trails. We will also stop and view some WWII bunkers/gun emplacements. Bring picnic lunch.

MEET & GREET:
Pio Pico Campground
14615 Otay lakes Rd
Jamul, CA 91935

GPS Coordinates
N 32.65411
W 116.85692

Fom San Diego:
Take I-805 south to the Telegraph Canyon Road exit and travel east. Continue straight on Telegraph Canyon Road, which becomes Otay Lakes Road. Follow for about 17 miles to the preserve.

From Jamul:
Take Hwy 94 south to Otay Lakes Road, turn right and follow about 3 miles to the preserve.

TIME:
9:00 am
Depart up trail: 9:30 am


Completion Time:
When Done (probably around 3:00 pm) I plan on going to the Lampost in corona immediately from the run to join the crew SoCalFJ crew for pizza and beer.

Comm Plan:
CB Channel: 34
2M Simplex: 147.510
2M Repeater: 146.640 (PL: 107.2)

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FJ-Ollie
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what's the scoop on the bunkers?
 

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what's the scoop on the bunkers?
I usually save this spleech (speech/lecture) for the run but here goes:

After the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor we were afraid they, or someone other nation, would try it again via the Mexican border. So we put gun emplacements/bunkers up there to overlook the border as a first line of defense. The Army units occupied them in a rotation. Sort of like the Point Loma bunkers but not as popular or as extravagent.
 

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"Ladies and gentlemen, please keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times." hee hee

Oh, and I'll be there!!
 

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I usually save this spleech (speech/lecture) for the run but here goes:

After the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor we were afraid they, or someone other nation, would try it again via the Mexican border. So we put gun emplacements/bunkers up there to overlook the border as a first line of defense. The Army units occupied them in a rotation. Sort of like the Point Loma bunkers but not as popular or as extravagent.
"spleech"?? That is nuts!! :grinbiginvert: I like it.

Thanks for the info. It makes sense given the fear at the time.

I'll keep the trip info on the mental back burner as it is a 120 mile drive just to get there....
 

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Please put me on the list for the Otay Mountain Tour and the caravan back to Lamppost Pizza afterward.

Thx!
 

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Please put me on the list for the Otay Mountain Tour and the caravan back to Lamppost Pizza afterward.

Thx!
I was thinking the same thing! Wheel during the day, pizza at night! If I don't have company at my house, I'm there!!

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Did you say PIZZA my dog loves pizza........we are there!!
 

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I'm new to all of you but would really like to join and meet you all. you can count me in.

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Hey all! New owner here outta Santee. The wife and I took the plunge and bought the 2008 Black Cherry. I didn't do a whole lot of research before hand but over all very happy with the ride, except the most annoying aspect... Fightin over who is gonna drive there and who is driving back HEHEHE. Let me toss it by the wife and see if she is down for alittle romp. Is this trail ok on the 2 wheel drive version?
 

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Hey all! New owner here outta Santee. The wife and I took the plunge and bought the 2008 Black Cherry. I didn't do a whole lot of research before hand but over all very happy with the ride, except the most annoying aspect... Fightin over who is gonna drive there and who is driving back HEHEHE. Let me toss it by the wife and see if she is down for alittle romp. Is this trail ok on the 2 wheel drive version?
You will be fine. I regretfully won't be able to join all of you on this one. Have no fear, Ollie will introduce you all to the awesome trails in Otay.
 

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Sounds like fun. We will be there.

Ollie, are you aware of the bunkers to the north of the Golden Gate bridge. I was there about 20 eyars ago. Some of them they used train tracks to move the guns. Giant tunnels back in the side of the mountain. Expected the Japanese subs to come into the bay. Very impressive.
 

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from the pics of other forum members looks like alot of fun going with bunch of real cool fj' ers. my wife loves to take pics. when ever we take our fj out on trails etc. not sure if we can make it last weekend before x-mas shopping.
 

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Hey all! New owner here outta Santee. The wife and I took the plunge and bought the 2008 Black Cherry. ...
Wait, a 2008 Black Cherry? Are you sure? I think Black Cherry was only for 2007. For 08, the similar but different color is a red "Brick". Similar to the Black Cherry, but less "purpley".
 
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