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I woke up this Saturday morning 8/23/08 with the FJ exploring itch and since I missed the last trip to see the So Cal group's adopted trail 3N59A, I thought today was as good a time as any to check the area out. With my son along as navigator and IPOD tech we hit the road from Santa Ana and arrived at the 3N14 trail head about an hour and a half later. As we climbed the trail we passed some great rock formations, interesting dwellings and awesome scenery. I never get tired of driving in the desert. All of the sudden my seat fell back as the seat bottom height adjuster decided to let go. I had a feeling that this part of the seat was a bit weak. I shoved a newspaper and some towels underneath to raise the seat back up and continued on. After what seemed like a short time we arrived at the 3N59 junction and continued toward 3N59A. I'm not sure if we took the most direct path but the trail was twisty and fun none the less. Before we knew it we were at the 3N59A trail head. It was great to be standing where all the others had been just recently. We drove up the trail until we encountered a fairly technical downhill section. Since we were a solo vehicle, we chickened out and turned around. I'm almost positive we could've made it back up the hill with ATRAC and the rear diff locked but left the obstacle for another time. Since we knew that 3N14 is still closed up to Big Bear we backtracked back to HWY 18 and looked for more adventure and possibly some TTORA people rumored to be in the Big Bear area. We hit the Holcomb Valley trail over by the landfill and soon came across a wrecked and abandoned later model Toyota P/U. Nothing gets me steamed like ***holes leaving crap like this in our off road areas. We continued on to Polique Canyon and down to the lake and headed for home. We made it back safe and sound and chalked up another FJ Adventure.