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Old 08-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Joshua Tree Labor Day Weekend Exploring

What: Off-Roading, Camping, Hiking, Exploring, Drinking, Shooting
When: Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2
Where: Joshua Tree National Park, Old Dale Road, First Mine Located: 33.96808, -115.69323

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Old 08-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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Would maybe down for a day trip or one night
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Good to know about the campsites...im actually more down to find a secluded spot like in a mine and camp, away from other people
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
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I was just out there exploring all weekend with a couple of friends, we didn't go into the joshua tree national park but I talked with a ranger and he said there were a couple of trails to take in the park. We just drove around in the desert towards any hills we saw to try and climb. It was hot outside (108 degrees) but inside the truck stayed nice and cool. Have fun with your trip!
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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I live and die by "California Camping" by Tom Stienstra out of Moon Publishing. JT has a few wilderness passes you can get, but it's "park your car here and hike waaaaaay over there." I went a bit past Old Dale Rd & Brooklyn Mine Jeep Trail, and things got shoddy for Old Dale Rd. Lots of places to explore, though!

Hmmmm.....
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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Thinking about exploring the Northeast regions of the park, where you take either Old Dale Road or Black Eagle Mine Road. The black eagle mine road takes you to Eagle Mountain which looks awesome:
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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What these guys did, is exactly what I want to do:
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ining-District
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #10
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Bump fo you aaron. Used to go out there as a kid all the time. great place! Wish I could go. Im committed to a wedding that weekend
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #11
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Was out in JT a few weeks ago. My first time there - didn't have my Taco since I was on vacation. That is an awesome place and kept wishing I had my truck and more time. Have fun everybody.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #13
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Theres some great trails out there! You'll have fun!
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How hot was it? 110? 115?

When I went, it was between 100-105. 2 days after I left is when I read that the wave of serious heat was beginning.


IIRC, the southern part of the park is hotter than the northern part.
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I'm assuming this is not gutless 2wd friendly? I'd like to explore, but will I burn out my clutch out there?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:49 AM   #17
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What these guys did, is exactly what I want to do:
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ining-District
Cool! Yeah, I went by some of that stuff, just didn't go as far. Hmmm.....

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I'm assuming this is not gutless 2wd friendly? I'd like to explore, but will I burn out my clutch out there?
IIRC what'll matter most is your tires - there are some sharp rocks out there. Then again, my stock Rugged Fails took me far out there. I didn't need 4x4 once.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:59 PM   #18
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There will be plenty of 4x4 trucks with us to give the 2wds a push or tug.

Im planning on leaving Friday night and finding a camping spot in the mining district. I'll probably find a place on google earth ahead of time and post the coordinates here. I'll be on ham radio throughout the weekend and be able to relay gps coordinates.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #19
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Possibly camp here first night:
33.96808, -115.69323
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #20
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bump, 5 more days, Here is who I have going for now:

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