NVTTORA is going to hit up the Bitter Springs trail again, this will be a fun and easy run. Tacoma World guys are welcome to join us.
The run will start at the northerly approach which is about 40 miles east of Las Vegas, south of interstate highway 15 and west of Valley of Fire State Park.
To get there, head east on the Interstate to the Valley of Fire exit (exit 75), turn south (right), go past the Moapa Indian Reservation store (fireworks and cheap cigarettes). About three miles later, the paved road bends left but the trail proceeds straight to the Muddy Mountains. We will travel east and south until we reach North Shore Road, approx. 25 miles.
After we exit onto Northshore Rd we will head 3.5 miles south then head east onto Boathouse Rd. We will travel south to Boathouse Cove, approx. 9 miles. The water level has gone up recently and it will be interesting to see how the canyon/cove looks down there.
The plan is to meet at 9am at Moapa Indian Reservation store, the trucks can top off their fuel here. We will then leave at 9:15 am sharp.
This will be an fairly easy run and beginners are encouraged and welcome to come out. This trail has very nice scenic views and many side trails if we want to look around. Bitter Springs should take approx. 2-3 hours. Boathouse Rd should take about 1-2 hours, depending on how much time we spend at the cove. Attendees are going to be able to break off the group between the two trails onto Northshore Rd if they choose to bail a little early.
Starting Point Map Here: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=La...sz=15&t=h&z=15
Stock 4WD should be just fine navigating these trails, 95% of the run will be dirt roads. Last time we went down Boathouse Rd we found a stock Mercedes SUV down there and it definitely was not a G-class, lol.
I would strongly recommend spare tire, extra water and bring along some lunch. We will probably look for a shaded area along the way to stop and eat. Primary comms will be HAM and we will also use CB for those without FCC creds.
I have winch and full recovery gear if someone gets in trouble, so no worries. Trails will be mild so the worst thing I can see happening would be if someone got a little nuts and high centered their rig off the path or found some deep sand. If you have recovery gear of your own, it can’t hurt to bring it along.
Bitter Springs & Boathouse Rd- Sunday, August 7th
1: Glory (Charlie)
2: Ludedude (J.P.)
More Info Here: http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=177867
Get off your ass and get your truck dirty - it will be a good time