Julian Ranch Campout

Friday, August 21, 2009 —
Sunday, August 23, 2009


Julian Ranch Run

Come join us in Julian for a night of camping on the back 40 and a mild trail run. Feel free to come up Friday or Saturday, the trail run is on Saturday. You will need your own camping gear, water, food and of course a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Crossroads 4WD Minsitry will be having a camping and scenic trail ride weekend near Julian August 21-23rd!  Well be staying/camping on Steves property where he also has a cabin.  This means well have access to the cabin kitchen along with bathroom and shower thank you Steve!  Outside there is an excellent area to tent or RV camp along with a fire pit (wood provided).  Steve mentioned there is always a nice cool breeze something we could all enjoy right now!  This is OPEN TO ALL RIGS (must have good clearance) and the trails are INCREDIBLY SCENIC, encompassing a varied terrain!!!  This is a GREAT opportunity to bring any unsaved friends.


Below is the itinerary for the August 21-23rd camping and tail ride trip!!!

  • 21st arrive at Steves from 5:00pm on.  Setup tents, RVs, games, campfire, worship and cooking

  • 22nd  

    • Breakfast early, hit the road around 8:00am.  For those looking to meet us ONLY for the run we will be meeting I the Dudleys parking lot in Santa Ysabel for a departure of 9am (Directions below).

    • Crawling and Trail Ride all levels, even high clearance 2WD rigs!  Devotional given at the mid-point.

    • Lunch at a Scenic trail location (bring a picnic lunch)

    • Back to Steves

    • Evening - if youre staying another night of more games, campfire, worship and cooking!

  • 23rd Breakfast, pack up and leave Thank you Steve!


Kids are DEFINITELY welcome!  Steve will have his 5 year old daughter and Im bringing my 2 year old son and 4 year old daughter.  It would be awesome if more children/teenagers came!  We plan on riding trails stock rigs (4WD AND High Clearance 2WDs) can navigate.  We will run a few side trails for lifted rigs. 


The trail ride on Saturday will be an all day run around Palomar Mountain. There will be some scenic roads and even more scenic trails. Please come with a full or as full tank of fuel as possible but there will be fuel available a couple of places along the run.  We will be making several stops to take pictures (bring your camera and binoculars), take in the sights and restroom use. Please be sure to bring a lunch & snacks for on the trail and plenty of water or something to carry my well water in (it's that good)!  Be sure your vehicle is in good repair with adequate tires for a long trip but don't worry no one will be left stranded if they have a problem.


What to Bring?

  • Camping Gear REI has an ONLINE Camping Check List that maybe helpful click this link.  http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+checklist.html

  • Food this is BYOF (Bring Your Own Food).  If you bring something extra to share that is awesome!

  • Drink Steve has sweet, cold well water forget Sparkletts this is the real deal.  However if you wish to bring anything else great.  BEER, Alcohol, Smoking or Drugs are NOT allowed.

  • Rig Items

  1. Trail safety page here: http://www.therocksandiego.org/ministries/crossroads4wd/trailsafe/

  2. Vehicle inspection requirements here: http://www.therocksandiego.org/ministries/crossroads4wd/vehicleReq/ And here: http://www.therocksandiego.org/ministries/crossroads4wd/4x4maint/

  3. What bring section here: http://www.therocksandiego.org/ministries/crossroads4wd/expgear/

Ministry Forms need to be filled out.

Clothes expect extremes.  Hot in the day and cold at night.  More of this is covered in the REI Check List.

Games!  Whatever you feel is good.

Unsaved Friend!  This is an EASY ride!!!  Lets bring as many people as possible!

Bibles and prayer please pray for the following: for everyone to be safe, for the leaders to be Spirit filled and led, for no mechanicals or broken rigs, for safety, for fellowship and worship honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus, for Devine appointments!, for the temperature to be MILD, for Steve to be blessed for opening his house and for anything else we may have forgotten!



Directions to the cabin are:  16820 Iron Springs Road (Harrison Park) (Thomas Bro. Map page 1156 D-7)


  • From El Cajon:

    • I8 East exit Japatul Valley Road  (HWY 79) head North (Left)

    • Left on Cuyamaca Hwy (HWY 79)

    • Follow this past the Lake Cuyamaca and past Sunrise Hwy turnoff

    • Turn left on Harrison Park Road (it's the first left street after Sunrise Hwy)

    • Harrison Park Road turns into Iron Springs Road 

    • Continue up the hill to just passed Birdsel Lane 

    • Our cabin is on the right side of the road (We will post a sign) 


  • From Ramona:

    • Head East on 67 to 78 East to Julian

    • Right on Main Street (78, 79)

    • Right on HWY 79 Cuyamaca Hwy toward Lake Cuyamaca

    • Right on Harrison Park Road

    • Harrison Park Road turns into Iron Springs Road 

    • Continue up the hill to just passed Birdsel Lane 

    • Our cabin is on the right side of the road (we will post a sign)


  • Directions to Dudleys in Santa Isabel:

    • Dudleys Bakery is located at the North West Corner of intersection of HWY 78 as it comes out of Ramona

    • and HWY 79 as it comes out of Julian. (see Thomas Bro. Map page 1135 B-3)


*Please note sometimes Google and Map Quest get these areas very wrong! It is always wise to carry a good old fashioned Thomas Brothers Map, You can get one at Costco. Steve will be conducting map reading 101 for those who have never heard of this type of pre-historic navigation.

For more information please contact us. 

See you there and remember, bring and unsaved friend! 

Friday · August 21, 2009 — Sunday · August 23, 2009
12 PM start
Julian, CA
If you have questions, please contact Troy Stubblefield at [email protected].
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