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Oct 22 : 10:06pm
I hear rattlesnake tastes like chicken. (Don't they say everything tastes like chicken?) But I'm not about to get close enough to one (intentionally) to find out!

Oct 22 : 10:05pm
Some info about why the gate was installed: [Click Here]

Oct 22 : 10:02pm
Thanx, Cammy. 50 ears ago my family and another used to go up canyon from Pioneer Town and catch rattlesnakes. Look for tracks across the road and then track them. Catch them with snake hooks, put them in burlap sacks, and take them back to the other family's house. He had cages and fed them mice. In the fall we would have a barbeque.

Oct 22 : 10:01pm
Looks like there's a gate at the east (actually south, as the property line goes) end of Forest Service land. If this map marker works properly (I still haven't gotten used to the new Google Maps) then you should be able to zoom in on it and see the gate on the satellite view. Then if you switch to map mode, you'll see the FS boundary line: [Click Here]

bills grandson
Oct 22 : 09:49pm
The gate is down at the East end of pipes canyon. I don't know how they got away with doing it. That was a neat road. The campground is neglected I think the FS just wrote it off but it is a fun drive for an off roader. And you can explore the mine setup. Be prepared to do some climbing. As always if you do some research it makes it more interesting
The pioneer town road is not in bad shape but the section from pioneer town to yucca valley is pretty rough

Oct 22 : 09:32pm
I understand there's a gate several miles down from Onyx Summit so you can't drive all the way to Pioneer Town that way.

But I've driven down Forest Road 2N02 from Baldwin Lake to Pioneer Town a couple times and that should still be passable.

Oct 22 : 09:29pm
Is the road from Onyx Summit down through Pipes Canyon to Pioneer Town still passable?

Craig (KJ6BCM)
Oct 22 : 08:13pm
I think Fish N Brew closed way back when.. at least a couple of years ago.. I will have to give Algobertos a try. I always see it, but have never stopped in. The reviews are fantastic on the various review sites. Sounds like the Carne Asada burrito is the bomb.

Oct 22 : 08:09pm
I think I remember seeing it driving along 62 but have never stopped. Next time I will, I love fish and chips!

Oct 22 : 07:53pm
Does anyone know if Fish&brew is still open in Morongo Valley. It was the best fish and chips ever. The would fry anything for you

bills grandson
Oct 22 : 06:37pm
I always take that route but the section from Landers to camp rock road gets old. When you have the time stop off in Landers and see giant rock and the Integratron.
Do a little research before you go so you know the history. A big flying saucer landing area. And in Spring the flowers are great. Take a map to save a lot of driving around. Those are the only stops to make

Benny (N6BWX)
Oct 22 : 06:07pm
I'll have to give that place a try, looks great on Yelp! I love me some good Mexican food.

Oct 22 : 05:57pm
I was surprised how fast, and nice scenery. I like Algoberto's tacos in Yucca Valley when we head to Joshua Tree, so this may be the new way to go!

Benny (N6BWX)
Oct 22 : 05:46pm
You've never done that route? It's awesome! And pretty fast too...

Oct 22 : 04:53pm
First time to drive Fawnskin to Palm Desert thru Yucca Valley. Nice drive!!

Construction delays coming up 38 from Redands was lengthy.

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