Author Topic: Mojave Rd 04.19.2013-04.21.2013  (Read 59051 times)

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Mojave Rd 04.19.2013-04.21.2013
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:36:30 AM »
Looks like interest is definitely there. This is happening, who's down? Head to Laughlin on Friday the 19th. Stay at hotel/camp. Hit the road early Sat the 20th. Camp Sat night along the road. Finish road on Sunday. No real wheeling, just a desert trip and camping through a historical, 120 mile, desert road.
     We would be starting in Laughlin, at the AVI Casino, on the morning of the 20th and head west towards I-15. Camp at Hole in the wall, Camp Mojave or Beal Mt on Saturday night. We can take a vote but I think I'd like to end it at Afton Canyon and avoid the "Mojave River".
This is stock (running boards and mud flaps style) and family friendly.

Please PM me any official interest and Ill add you to the list. Send me your name and how many co-pilots you'll have

Who's in

1. Toro/Danny + 1 (the wife is coming!!yeah!!)
2. RockinX/Marshann
3. xxSVxx/Christian
4. Knightrider/Jordan + 1
5. GhostX/John + 2
6. Dan826/Dan + 2
7. RBDuffer/Randy +1
8. SoCalTerry/Terry
9. Mark1107 + 1 (Nia)
10. SunnyvaleX/Steve
11. AZXterra410 +1
12. Randalf1/ Randy + 2
13. ScottMen/Scott
14. Cdagne/Chris +1
15. Kickintires/Mark

We are full but it's not over. There are always cancelations. If you want to attend, please don't be discouraged. Put yourself on the standby list.
Stand By
1.)
2.)

If I don't have your cell, please PM it to me

Due to permits for large groups, this run is capped at 15 vehicles and 35 people.
If we fill up, I will start a standby list. Last year we had about 6+ last min cancelations. We will not run a second smaller group to circumvent the permit. I'm on the hook and held responsible with the Mojave National Preserve and don't want to poke a bear.
     Permit application is $69. Once its writen, It has to be sent back and forth a couple times for amendments and drafts. I used 3 day USPS and I'm looking at about $100 so far. Some help would be appreciated.
     I think $5 a truck is reasonable. If your okay with this please Paypal to dhpreciado@yahoo.com.



Things you need to have or be aware of and required.
-Rig in good working condition. Check all your fluids and spot check your belts and hoses
-Working 4wd
-At least 1 spare tire with in 2" in size to the tires on your rig. No Doughnuts.
-A Jack that can alow you to change a tire in uneven ground
-A CB Radio. (plenty of time to get one)

-Dogs are more than welcome but please keep them on a leash while out and about.

-Enough fuel to travel 200 miles in 4wd
-Minimum 1 Gallon of water per person per day
-Tow strap
-If you air down, be prepared to refill
-Basic tools
-Sanitation supplies for camping. If your digging holes, bring your own shovel. Bio-Degradable TP
-First Aide Kit

-We will pack out all trash and leave nothing behind (except for underground poo)
-Bring trash bags for yourself.

-Temperatures in the Desert can vary. Be prepared for anything. The higher elevations can be down right freezing and the lowers can easily reach 120 in the summer.
-You will have to take a dump at some point so plan ahead and dont wait till the last min.

-What ever you need to camp comfortably
-Bring enough batteries and memory for cameras
-Binoculars
-Wide brimmed hat
-Flashlights, lantern
-Good walking shoes
-A camping chair and somewhere to prop your feet will be nice
-GPS. Hand held or carmount
-Books or maps of trail/road
-Compass

We will be on the road for the better part of two days. Please plan your meals accordingly. Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks.
If your not a camper and would like some advice please PM me for my little tricks.

We will be pot-lucking it on Saturday night....details later.

A good reference guide is a good idea. I like and use,
http://www.amazon.com/Mojave-Road-Guide-Adventure-Through/dp/0914224379/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357196426&sr=8-1&keywords=mojave+road+guide

this version is limited on the Mojave Rd but has enough the be helpful
http://www.amazon.com/Southern-California-Backroads-4-Wheel-Trails/dp/0966497643/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1357196580&sr=8-3&keywords=mojave+road+guide

Comm's
     Please remember to pick up a CB. I will not be doing FRS again this year. We will communicating 100% by CB. Ham radio will only be used to talk isht about those with out Ham radio's ;). With a group this size, Ham will be used to have solid Comm's btwn lead and tail....and god forbid, in case of emergency. There are many reasonable options available.

http://amzn.com/B000069DOV
This guy is a descent hand held with mag mount ant included.

http://amzn.com/B00005Q4ZV
Here's a bare bones set up with an on board ant (rubber duck). The trucks metal body will kill reception but it's some thing.

This is my set up...and it's awsome.
http://amzn.com/B00004VXNI
with
http://amzn.com/B001AAT94W

Opinions on CB's are like belly buttons. Everyone's got one.

Pot Luck
lets put some ideas together for a pot luck on Saturday night. We would have spent most of the day in the saddle and an awsome meal will be called for.
Chime in or PM me ideas, suggestions or questions.

If you sign up, bring ONLY what you sign up for and enough for 7-10 ONLY! If everyone brings enough food for everyone, we will have way too much left over.

Carne Asada 3lbs (Ranchera preparada (prepared)...the good stuff)
1.) Toro
2.) SoCalTerry
3.) cdagne

Other Main Dish
1.)RockinX    Taco Soup (can't wait ;) )
2.)xxSVxx.     Pizza's...two of dem
3.)

Grill and or Stove
1.)Toro.              Grill/stove
2.)Knightrider     Grill/Stove/Oven
3.)SoCalTerry     Stove
4.)Randalf1.        Grill/stove
5.)

Fire Wood (1 Bundle)
1.)Knightrider
2.)Ghost
3.)SoCalTerry
4.)Randalf1
5.)ScottMen
6.)AZXterra410

Side Dish
1.)Knightrider     Ham and Cheese stuffed patatoes
2.)GhostX          Rice,Beans, Guac and Tortillas
3.)Toro              Tortillas
4.)ScottMen       Pasta Salad
5.)SunnyvaleX     Chips and Salsa

Dessert
1.)Knightrider......suprise goodness
2.)SoCalTerry     Pie
3.)

Other
1.)SoCalTerry.    3'x5' table for prep


Alcoholic beverages will not be suggested.
They will be encouraged. Have a beer or two or twelve. Just don't lose your cool, stay curtious to others and keep you isht together....There will be youngsters and Women on the trail.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 09:37:27 PM by Toro »

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....05.2013 or 06.2013
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 10:36:50 AM »
I will be cutting through the dessert on Friday morning. Randy (Randalf1) and I did this last year. We will meet some where in Joshua Tree area and head from there. We will only see about 10 miles of pavement the whole way thier. Let me know if anyone's down.


1.) Toro/Danny
2.) Knitrider/Jordan
3.) xxSVxx/Christian
4.)Randalf1/Randy
5.)Mark1107/Mark
6.)RBDuffer/Randy
7.)cdagne/Chris
8.)

Meet time will be 0900 at

McDonalds
501 Beaumont Ave
Beaumont Ca

From 10 or 60 East get off on Beaumont Ave. Turn left McDonalds is about 1 block on your left


This will put us at the staging area by 10-10:30.
Amboy Liquor
4960 Adobe Rd
Twentynine Palms‎ California‎ 92277

Gas and snacks will be available.

Comm's will be
CB Channel will be 17
2M Simplex HAM will be 146.535

Friday Night Activities.

Last year we went exploring and found a cove/beach right off of the lake. We sat around and drank beer untill after dark. The we drove out of the canyons lights blazing. Is there any interest in doing something like that? Probably meet around 5 or 6 then go exploring.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2013, 09:58:28 AM by Toro »

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 10:37:05 AM »
More Details on Saturday......

Please don't be late or get too plastered on Friday night. We are a large group of 15 rigs, hours from home, and need to stay on some sort of schedule.

      We will roll out of the AVI casino at 0800 on Saturday morning. The Parking lot of the AVI Casino has a gas station and a connivence store with snack, ice, last min RedBull's, M80's and Roman Candles. I plan on being there around 0730.

      We will back track to the Colorado River and take pictures at the official start of the Mojave Rd. We will then head west towards home. Plan for long days in the saddle and please be open to an early start on Sunday. We will run deep on Saturday in order to have an easier Sunday. We will stop at Hole In The Wall camp site to empty any trash before we head into our camp.
      We will be on the road no later than 0900 on Sunday. We will be waking up in the desert and it gets hot quick. Being cleaned up and ready to roll early will make your experience better.
      Please do not do anything that will comprimise the fun factor of this run. Any fire arms will be handled responsibly and absolutely not be mixed with alcohol. Please do not put anyone in a position where they feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
      The Mojave Rd is usually done in more time than 2 days. I plan on slow and steady progress with some exploring. If there is anything you would like to see, let me know. Time permitting, we will work it into the trip.

CB Channel will be 17
2M Simplex HAM will be 146.535

    My wife and I are really looking forward to this weekend. We hope to make it a fun and memorable experience.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 09:29:23 PM by Toro »

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....04.2013 or 05.2013
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 10:43:41 AM »
Here's a link to ThenewX thread from last time.
http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=53560

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....04.2013 or 05.2013
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 11:43:08 AM »
Interested.

April is better.
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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....04.2013 or 05.2013
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 01:02:05 PM »
I am interested.   With Mojave Road even March would be a great time of year....
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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....04.2013 or 05.2013
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 01:27:09 PM »
I would be interested but April would work better too since MOAB is in May...

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012, 04.2013 or 05.2013
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 01:55:01 PM »
I am interested.   With Mojave Road even March would be a great time of year....

OP updated, March is a good idea.
   And because of Moab....May is out.

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012 or 04.2013
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 02:39:17 PM »
Right and because of GoneMoab I also would not vote May.
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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012 or 04.2013
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 03:14:14 PM »
I'm down for whatever happens.  As long as I don't get deployed anywhere. 
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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....04.2013 or 05.2013
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 08:44:31 AM »
I am interested.   With Mojave Road even March would be a great time of year....

Good point Terry...March works for me too.
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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012 or 04.2013
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 09:54:21 AM »
We did it in April last year and it was HOT! Last year was a dry year though. This year is much different and March might still hold rain so it's looking like April.

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012 or 04.2013
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 08:28:10 PM »
Interested.  I am still bummed that I was not able to make this run with you guys earlier this year, so yes, very interested. 

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012 or 04.2013
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 04:19:03 AM »
This sounds like fun. I'm liking march as well.

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Re: Mojave Rd feeler.....03.2012 or 04.2013
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 07:15:31 AM »
I'm in w/ wife and the little man.
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