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Camping Spots? Hole 17?

Post by azpyroguy » Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:06 pm

Hi -

I normally camp on the Gordons Well/Buttercup side, and have never been over to the "glamis" side, but this easter weekend we are meeting some folks at what the call the "17th hole down the road just on the west side of the railroad tracks that goes south. The road is just before the Glamis store"

Can anyone tell me about this area, etc? Do you need 4WD, I have a dually diesel pulling a 39ft 5th wheel, and want to make sure that this area is able to be gotten into, etc.. :?

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Post by LTZ 400 » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:08 pm

Scott,
Sounds like they mean Wash 17. As you're traveling down the wash road (next to the railroad tracks) each railroad bridge you see will have a number. They start at 1 and go up from there. Somewhere into the 40's I think. Wash 17 will be about 4-5 miles down. The road is good, and you should be okay when you pull off. I've taken my motorhome as far as 13 and it's done fine.
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Post by Greg Hall » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:21 pm

Here is a good thread with info about camping in the wash area:

http://www.americansandassociation.org/ ... ht=wash+17
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Post by Washroad » Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:54 pm

If I'm camping in the washes, it's 16. No problem getting there or getting out, and my friends diesel pusher towing a trailer makes it just fine. My motorhome and trailer never have a problem, pickups and trailers are fine too.
Just drive really easy past wash 15 where the road is no longer graded. I just put it in low gear and idle along.
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Post by L&L Corvairs » Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:17 am

LTZ 400 wrote:Somewhere into the 40's I think.

Actually, there are 98 washes.
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Post by azpyroguy » Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:51 am

Thanks for the information, yeah.. I meant washes. Since I had to not been to that side yet, I was only copying and pasting the email that I got from the people that we are meeting over their.

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Re: Camping Spots? Hole 17?

Post by *JesteR* » Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:10 am

azpyroguy wrote:Hi -

Can anyone tell me about this area, etc? Do you need 4WD, I have a dually diesel pulling a 39ft 5th wheel, and want to make sure that this area is able to be gotten into, etc.. :?

Thanks
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ok , right before the railroad tracks there is going to be a road to your right, that will take you south, as you go down this road there ar washes and the are numbered if you pull in at night you may need a flashlight to see what the number is. you dont need a four wheel drive or anything like that because mos of the sand is packed down, if been through that road with a motorhome, we usualy stay at wash 14 because its a pretty nice area

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Re: Camping Spots? Hole 17?

Post by Greg Hall » Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:53 am

*JesteR* wrote:ok , right before the railroad tracks there is going to be a road to your right, that will take you south,
Keep in mind that azpyroguy is coming from AZ so he needs to cross the tracks and turn south. Otherwise if he turns on the road before the tracks he will be on the east side of the tracks. Ted Kipf road is on that side.
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Post by azpyroguy » Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:02 pm

So what is the best way to get ther from AZ?

When I am heading to Gordons/Buttercup I am on 8, could I just take that same route and just head north on like Ogilby, looking at the map here on dump stations

http://www.glamisonline.org/dump_stations.asp

Could I take I-8 to Ogilby, and head north to 78, then west on 78.

The people we are meeting say to take 10..but I think there is a more effiecient route..Here is what they say..

I-10, to Blythe, Highway 78 out of Blythe, about 7 miles into CA, South. 55 miles on 78 to Glamis.

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Post by LoBuck » Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:47 pm

Scott, Since you live in Chandler, here's how I would go.

Chander I-10 to Maricopa Road
Maricpoa Road South to State 238 (its a smooth 2 lane road)
follow State 238 West to I-8 at Gila Bend
Gila Bend I-8 to Olgilby Road
Oligby Road North to Hwy 78
Hwy 78 West to Wash Road

When I'm going somewhere in Phoenix East Valley, I take that route from Yuma.
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Post by azpyroguy » Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:15 am

Thanks.

Thats the route I normally take when I head to Gordons/Buttercup.

Is the Ogilby Road a Decent Road?

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Post by Astro » Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:26 am

We go to 13 1/2 from here in Cottonwood & Buttercup too. We use I-10 to 78 for 13 1/2 glamis. When we go to Buttercup we use I-8, the time & mileage is almost identical, so it would probably take longer to go to ogilby & back up (about 30 miles I think?)

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Post by azpyroguy » Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:11 am

Thanks for all the information, just trying to get the best way possible since I will be arriving after dark...on Thursday.

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Post by LoBuck » Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:44 am

Yes Ogilby is a good road. 2 lane and about 30 mins from I-8 to 78.

Scott, you already know where you're going to save time, not going thru Phoenix. :wink:
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Post by azpyroguy » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:11 am

Yeah.. I will go along with that.. I drive that dang route every day. Being that I live in Chandler, and work in Sun City, gotta drive that I10 all the way through from Queen Creek to 99th Ave, then North on the 101 (west side) to Grand Ave.

CAN NOT wait till my new house closes in Surprise so that I can cut my trip time from 58 miles :shock: one way to work, to 6 miles one way... am counting the days....

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Post by Astro » Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:50 pm

I didn't know I-10 was that bad @ night West from Chandler. We come down from I-17 to 101 West & don't hit I-10 till 101 West interchange, so we never see the PHX part of I-10 on Dune trips. It's an easy trip from 101 West to 78 on I-10. 78 is the hardest part of the drive for us after we get off the Mountain on I-17.

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Post by azpyroguy » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:14 pm

On a good day the trip is about 1.5 hours 1 way to work... its gets bound up as you approach downtown phoenix in both directions.

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