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    Calico Ghost town

    What’s the best time to go to Calico? Any good runs? Is it a good day trip from LA area? Going to head out Feb 9th more details coming soon.


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    Re: Calico Ghost town

    A bit cold now, April-May is best and very hot in summer months.

    Calico has lots of fun trails, and some difficult ones (Odessa Cyn...).
    Plenty of mines to explore the absolute best is the Bismarck Mine on top Northwest of the hills (red star). Search for the entry at the top, multi level mine below, bring flashlights.
    A tricky drive through arch that has claimed a few FJ rear windows (red eclipse). And some shooting areas.
    Dirtopia's map with accurate difficulty of trails and shows location of Bismarck mine.
    Highlighted route is easy to very mild moderate hitting some highlights. The diamond trails are challenging and worthy of respect.

    Steve know's much more about the area...
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    Re: Calico Ghost town

    Yea I started watching some video on Odessa canyon but don’t know if that a trail I want to take on on my own.


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    Re: Calico Ghost town

    We always make a day of it. Get out there about 8am find a place and go shooting for a few hours. Then go off roading and mine exploring. Mines are everywhere out there. Check out the Bismark mine it is the best one that i`ve found so far. Most off the trails are fire road status with the exception of Duran and Odessa those are extreme. Its one of my favorite places to go for the day.
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    Re: Calico Ghost town

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanderhawk View Post
    We always make a day of it. Get out there about 8am find a place and go shooting for a few hours. Then go off roading and mine exploring. Mines are everywhere out there. Check out the Bismark mine it is the best one that i`ve found so far. Most off the trails are fire road status with the exception of Duran and Odessa those are extreme. Its one of my favorite places to go for the day.
    Going to head out Feb 9th not sure on the itinerary yet.


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