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Goat Canyon Trestle Revisited

by surfponto 23. February 2009 05:50
Goat Canyon Trestle RevisitedGoat Canyon Trestle has been called the highest wood trestle in the United States. It was constructed in 1932 after an earthquake collapsed one of the railroad tunnels in Goat Canyon and is 600ft. in length and 180ft. tall at its'highest point. Due to the complete remoteness and volatile nature of the terrain, the Carrizo Gorge railroad is nothing short of an engineering marvel. It has been 4 years since we have hiked out to the Goat Canyon Trestle from the Mortero Palms trailhead. I have been itching to do this hike again and finally it looked like things were falling into place. This time we were accompanied by my sister Linda and later by... [More]

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Hiking to the Goat Canyon Trestle in Anza Borrego

by surfponto 1. January 2005 18:36
History At the time it was built the Carrizo Gorge Track in the southern portion of Anza Borrego was called the "impossible railroad" due to the fact that it required the construction of 17 tunnels and numerous trestles to negotiate the foreboding terrain.  This engineering marvel was completed in 1919 with the final spike being driven by railroad owner John D. Spreckels on Nov.15, 1919. In the past we have hiked along the tracks which takes you through amazing tunnels and over smaller wood trestles before climaxing at the 600' long and 200'  trestle. Unfortunately this is not recommended as the Carrizo Gorge Railw... [More]

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