The weekend report:
the rig is up and running! So it took it to the local area just in case it decides to try some new leak..
South Main Divide Road, Elsinore Mountains
Dog is loaded and ready to roll and my buddy and I are going to explore [at night] and see how far we can go down the South Main Divide Road that connects at the  Ortega Highway and goes down into Wildomar area. Toward Temecula for those not familiar with Wildomar.
On the Ortega HWY just across from the Ranger Station [the one at the hot springs] is this little dirt road that just drops into the canyon and wanted to see where it went and found that a couple of houses are down there.
Picture moment for the ADV80.
We decided to go south on Main Divide Road as we have done so much of the North side and it is closed half-way up.
We are siting here on South Main Divide Road just up from the 74-Ortega HWY looking up the ridge towards LA.
Easy landmark to keep track of...
It's fun to get out and see where things go - nowhere, just another excuse to throw some scratches on the paint.
ADV80 poking it's nose in...
Anybody know this gate?
And further down the road:
We actually stopped by here on the way down to have dinner.
This is the furthest point south for the Tenaja hiking trail. Something I will have to do this next winter!
Somewhere after the South Main Divide Road and on the Tenaja Rd. we find this little side road [to the left] that goes up the side of the mountain.
So we found this little rocky rocky rocky road and decided we should try to go up it! To our amazement, the ADV80 went right up it! We said we need to go back and with video camera! While I know this is no major rock-climbing skills section, its was our first and no assistance, no support, no one around for miles, and middle of the night so being careful was of utmost attention. But also having overnight supplies helps as well.
As we where climbing up, we thought we would see the towers we where seeing the red blinking lights. We summited all but this little section and just knew we had gotten away with a lot so far and no need to push another ounce forward - it was the top! We will get through it next time.
Once we got to looking around - YOU COULD SEE FAR IN EVERY DIRECTION! The red lights we saw where now down below us and we could actually see that there where more red lights that seemed scattered across the ridge below.
While at the summit, the ADV80 made a nice light source for this shot.
Time to head out as we have yet another road to explore!
We will be back in the day-time when you can see more and show more in the photographs.
We need to get a map that shows us where we are...
and GPS point to be gotten next time too!