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railexplorer
railexplorer
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9/14/2018
railexplorer
railexplorer
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Just a heads up... As of August 1st, the San Diego Sheriffs in conjunction with Baja RR are now doing random patrols of the railroad line through the Gorge. They are citing people for trespassing. While you can cross the rail line at any point you're not allowed to walk on it.

Also Tunnels 5, 8, 20 & 21 all have closed gates. Tunnel 5 is the one closest to Jacumba. 8 is the longest one, which is about half way between tunnel 5 and the Goat Canyon Trestle, and 20 & 21 are the ones closest to Dos Cabezas.

The reason for the patrols is due to the large numbers of people heading out there, as well as, the increase in vandalism.
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Buford
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9/14/2018
Buford
Buford
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Thanks. Not surprising. Did Puff earlier this year from Mortero Palms. From Puff we saw 50+ people at the trestle. The amount of vandalism and trash was a huge increase over a couple years ago.
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tekewin
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9/17/2018
tekewin
tekewin
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Thanks for the update. Big undertaking for the sheriff.
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railexplorer
railexplorer
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9/18/2018
railexplorer
railexplorer
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The Sheriffs are out there at the request of Baja Rail. The Sheriffs will ride into the Gorge, with an employee of Baja Rail, using a Baja Rail Hi-rail vehicle (a pickup truck with guide wheels that fit on the tracks). It'll be interesting to see how often the patrols are and how long they last. I would imagine that Baja Rail is paying the cost of the Sheriff patrols.

I would think once word gets out that the Sheriffs are issuing tickets and the tunnel gates are closed a lot of "hikers" won't head out to the gorge.
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Canebraker Jeff
Canebraker Jeff
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9/22/2018
Canebraker Jeff
Canebraker Jeff
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There are not enough Sheriffs to patrol anywhere in South East San Diego County. In Canebrake we have a group of volunteer Sheriffs that patrol twice a week. They will walk around homes that have requested a check looking for break-ins and such. They are wonderful folks and we appreciate them. We used to have a Ranger living next to the Canebrake fence, but the Southern District Ranger now commutes from Borrego Springs. Now they have closed the Border Patrol check point north of Ocotillo so the whole area is screwed.
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