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Mojave Road Expedition Run (Lots of Pics)

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by J4RR, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Sep 18, 2008 at 10:05 AM
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    J4RR

    J4RR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to share some pics of my latest offroad adventure for me and my taco!
    3 full days wheeling through the Mojave Preserve, everything from the dry lake bed, to some rock crawling, fast desert driving, playing in the sand dunes and water crossings!!

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    Aired down ready to leave Bullhead City to the Mojave road
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    Some stuff'n'!
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    Black Cat Saloon
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    Mojave Road Mailbox
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  2. Sep 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    man looks like a blast.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Thor

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    Damn Man serious personal foul for not invitng us! like always great pictures man!
     
  4. Sep 18, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    LOL, I had to deny some from coming becuase we had a cap on the # of rigs attending because of our permit.

    Before you get to Soda Lake the dry lake bed you drive through an area next to a dead volcano for a few miles where there is a whole bunch of lava rocks everywhere and a dry out lava flow, one of many traditions on the Mojave road is to pick one up there and take it to the middle of the lake bed and contribute to the stack.
    There is a surprise in the middle of the pile of lava rocks but you'll have to travel the Mojave road to find out what it is!
     
  5. Sep 18, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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  7. Sep 18, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    Great pics.I've been on parts of that trail myself.While I understand the permit thing,I'm hurt you went through my backyard & didn't say hello.:( Any way,another time perhaps.:D
     
  8. Sep 19, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    For the Mojave Preserve specifically there is a limit of 7 rigs and 15 people max. without a permit. After 7 rigs with a max of 15rigs you need a permit.
    For any other area that I wheel at you need a daily pass or an yearly pass that you get from the National Forest Service, $30 per year pass. I have yet to be checked for a pass by a ranger though, cuz I'm usually with around 10 rigs when I wheel.
    Everything in Cali is protected and regulated.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    Yeah ran with 120, Robert is a cool guy, he was quite the tour guide! It was cool to see more tacos on a 120 run, 2 out of the 3 tacos on the run were me and my buddy who usually run with Socal TTORA.

    Not sure if I will be able to get out to the Logandale trails any time soon but hope to run the Mojave road again in the Spring.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    Damn that looks like fun.

    Wish we had opportunities like that here in Texas.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    just spent the weekend on almost the same run... started off harvard road by Calico and ended up behind Buffalo Bills at Stateline...

    we saw your big rock pile on the dry lake bed too... good stuff...

    we signed the book at the mailbox too...

    great weather, beautiful scenery, and awesome terrain all around... from mud to water crossings, to whoops, to 50mph stretches...

    we only took 4 dcab tacos on this run...
     
  12. Sep 25, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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  13. Sep 25, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    DFPTaco It's TACO time!

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    How long does this run take? Where can I find more information about this trail, like where it is and such. A buddy of mine has an FJ and he and I are always looking for nice trails. That looks like an absolute blast. Any information would be great!
     
  14. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    Here are a few links:
    http://www.nps.gov/moja/planyourvisit/mojave-road.htm

    http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/s...javetrail.html

    This is a must have guide if you plan to travel the Mojave Road:
    http://www.desertusa.com/web_cart/db/pages/5094.html

    Here is a PDF map:
    http://www.nps.gov/moja/planyourvisi...d/MOJAmap1.pdf

    MOJAmap1.pdf
     
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