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Annual Fall Mojave Run 2011 - 9/16 to 9/18

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by mikesdoublecab, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Ok, so that there are NO flakes, let's start looking ahead to this coming Fall's Mojave Run.

    There is a core group of us who do this run twice a year, so feel free to join us.

    Here is a video of one of our past trips...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orWsIlA6WrM

    To make this year interesting, and with enough notice and planning, I was thinking of making this a THREE day trip from Barstow to VEGAS...

    Essentially, we would drop into the desert from Harvard Road on friday morning, and do our regular trek from there to Hole in the Wall Campground.

    On Saturday, do our usual exploring and work our way down to Stateline but instead of stopping there, go straight to LV, spend the night there.

    Sunday morning, wake up and wheel from Stateline back to Calico.

    OR

    since we will have folks not old enough to enjoy Vegas, we can spend two nights at Hole in the Wall campground and spend all day saturday exploring the "tourist attractions" in the Mojave.

    UPDATE AS OF 9/9/2011

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    What to bring

    - Plenty of water. It's hot and dry in the desert and you'll be drinking more water than you think.
    - Race radio channel 153.110

    - Tow strap with at least one shackle. If someone is stuck to the axles, we'll need all tow straps.
    - GPS
    - Map of Mojave Desert
    - 10 gallons extra gas minimum but 15 gallons will be plenty.
    - Firewood for two nights
    - Matches/lighters
    - Tent
    - Sleeping bag
    - Lanterns/flashlights
    - Food/drink to last 3 days
    - Toilet paper and baby wipes
    - Camera
    - Spare parts
    - Full size spare tire (at least 1)
    - Set of tools
    - At least $20 in cash in small denominations (for campgrounds)
    - First aid kit


    Itinerary

    5:30am - McDonalds parking lot off the 15 fwy at Sierra for those who want to caravan to Barstow. Leave at 5:45am.

    7am - Arco gas station in Barstow at Outlet Center Drive. Top off gas and get ice.

    7:30am - Leave Arco and head to Harvard Rd. and into the desert. If I can't figure out the the route from Harvard Rd. to Afton Canyon we get off the fwy at Afton canyon and head into the desert from there.

    APPROXIMATIONS ONLY

    Trail Start -
    +34° 57' 35.15", -116° 38' 39.17"

    Afton Canyon Campgrounds
    +35° 2' 16.52", -116° 23' 4.25"

    Lava Tubes
    35 09.328; -115 47.430


    Hole in the Wall Campgrounds (Our Overnight Spot) $12 per camp site. 3-4 trucks per site.
    +35° 2' 45.50", -115° 23' 37.35"

    On Saturday we have a list of places we will visit which should include:

    Marl Springs 35.1707, -115.64759
    Government Holes 35.14749, -115.3592
    Rock Spring 35.15283, -115.3273
    maybe Fort Piute/Piute Creek 35.11502, -114.98526
    and who knows what else we'll find


    Sunday we'll make our way to stateline and visit the top secret gold mine that we discovered last year.

    Nipton
    +35° 28' 0.71", -115° 16' 6.90"

    Destination
    Back of Buffalo Bill Hotel and head back to Barstow on Powerline Rd.


    Please feel free to call or text me. 6two6-8zero6-5one2two
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    I like the first option better. For the underage peeps, there is always Circus Circus.

    Count me in Mike
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    You know we will be in for sure! Cant wait for this one:D

    I say the first option as well!:cool:
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    did somebody say VEGAS???
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Mikey Did, Mikey Did! :taco::taco:
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    Haha i just turned 21 so im down for this run
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Yes siiiiiir
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    i know it's a long way off, but right now this is set for the weekend before the pismo jamboree... we're not made of money here mike. gas prices are only gonna go up

    i guess i'll just have to win big at the blackjack tables :D
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    I was thinking of doing the sept. mojave run with my034runner. id really like to explore out there and he's very knowledgeable.
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    that's why i would rather drop my money wheeling instead of partying in the dunes watching other built trucks huck...

    but, if we make some money in Vegas, then Pismo is ON...

    :D:D:D
     
  11. May 5, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    can do both, Johnnie...

    :D:D:D
     
  12. May 5, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Hehe. Last year I think we ran Mojave the same weekend. I think I might have my wife tag along in September so sight seeing would be cool.

    We should all join my034runner's Mojave run.
     
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    still want to head out there just to explore.. Mike wanted to go out and check for photo spots so maybe we can drive out and go in at xxzzy road.
     
  14. May 8, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    Bump To the Top! Lets blow this one up fellas! Its gonna be a great time with great people! :D
     
  16. May 17, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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    Vegas wow! I'll save up for this trip. Not sure if I can make it if I change jobs. I'll stay on the sidelines and pop my nose back in here around August. In the meantime, I'm starting up a big collection on bolts and fixing the issues I noticed that popped up in the May trip.
     
  17. May 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    yah, you and I may end up doing a mini Mojave exploration run next month instead, cuz it's looking like the majority rule on this one is heading to Vegas...

    hahahaha
     
  18. May 17, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    hit me up if you do a mini mojave run
     
  19. May 17, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    x2^^^^^^^ We dont want to go to Vegas we want to camp and explore the Mojave with you guys! if you plan a mini Mojave run let me know. we will roll wiyh you guys:D:D
     
  20. May 17, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    I prefer not to roll to Vegas. I can go to Vegas any other weekend.
     
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