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Title: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 27, 2019, 09:53:48 AM
 Posting for the Winter Mojave Rd, January 17th thru the 20th 2020 over MLK weekend. I'm planning on the West to East route and staying at the Golden Nugget in Laughlin NV. It has nice accommodations and they give us a pretty good discount. If there is interest in doing a return trip either along the trail or a modified run I will entertain that too. I was originally thinking about a smaller group but in discussion with Jayrat he brought to my attention there has been a decent amount of new members so I'm opening it up for everyone. If we have to we can run two groups on the trail to accommodate vehicle limitations. The ones who have been on this trip before know how things go and how much fun it is. Those that are interested can preview the previous year's links. If you are interested post up. I know life gets in the way sometimes but if you decide you want to go towards the end please stay firm in that decision. It costs money for the trail leader(s) for permits, incidentals and time allotted in planning etc.

  As in before the big rules are:

1: Have a great attitude, don't take yourself too seriously.
2: Show up with a reasonably maintained vehicle with front and rear recovery points.
3: Bring plenty (Lots) of firewood.

I could care less if you have a HAM radio, FRS, Walkie Talkie or just start waiving your hands like a maniac for attention. This trip is about getting together with friends who enjoy the high desert in winter conditions. Most everyone has the right gear but if you don't post that up. Someone will have an extra something to loan you. I would prefer you have a 4WD but would entertain a 2WD as long as you have the recovery points I mentioned and good AT style tires. Everyone is on the hook for their own meals. If you want to have smaller group meals that's between you and your buddy as nothing will be formally organized. It's just plain too difficult to have group feeds with breakdown possibilities and the unknown of the weather. I don't want starving people eating half frozen chow at 2200, I'm sure you get the idea.

It's a good idea to bring along an additional 5 gallons of fuel (Or more) if you have a built vehicle that's not so great with the MPG's. The trail is roughly 130 to 160 miles. Bring enough water to last you the length of the trip as there are no facilities along the entire route. If you are concerned about where to put your beer, I will see if I can't make some room in my fridge to accommodate you. I know, I know a selfless act but a trail leader must make some sacrifices. In years past I have not heard any complaints about the trip or how it's run. At least not by anyone that's not still 6' under out there but that's a different story altogether. This trip is by design to get families together in a semi-rugged environment and use all that snivel gear you have piled up in your closets and have a whole lot of fun. Oh yeah, NO SODA LAKE...............nope, nope, nope not gonna do it NOPE!

The list:

1: Celt
2: Scuba Dale
3: Fire Ninja
4: AJ AKA #2
5: Scuba Dale's FIL
6: GBH
7: Duffman
8: Rick also known as the former owner of the Bumblebee
9: Vegasvuk
10: Fourxfunk
11: Sage Bromax
12: Fire Ninja's Cousin Ken.
13: FBinSD
14: Steve C
16: Joe P
17: Jordan
19: DangerWillRob
20: x4dblduty
22: UltraPC40
23: Cat herder: Jayrat

Waitlist:

1: John Schmidt
2: Lawrence D'Arby
3: Hong Minh
4: Peanut head
5: JVR
6: Car Jeep
7: Gunslinger2N
Looks like Mr. Bills, CHUSA and Surf and Turf had to cancel. Standby list is updated.

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Hotel reservation list:

1: Celt
2: Knightrider
3: Steve C
4: jpardue
5: FBinSD
6: Jayrat
7: X4dblduty
8: Scuba Dale
9: Scuba Dale's FIL
10: Duffman
11: Sage Bromax
12: Danger WillRobinson



Previous years links that I could find with my mad computer skills:

https://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=4313.0

https://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=3593.0

Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on May 27, 2019, 10:02:24 AM
Sign me up, Fire Ninja, and Fotorunr(AJ).
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: G.B.H. on May 27, 2019, 02:23:16 PM
Me! Put me on the list, please!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on May 27, 2019, 03:11:21 PM
Put me down for the Cat Herding position  >:D
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 27, 2019, 03:43:53 PM
Me! Put me on the list, please!

 You are in.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 27, 2019, 03:45:26 PM
 I just got off the phone with the Santa Margarita crew. Looks like they are gathering some interest in this run. They are some of the nicest folks you could ever meet and will meld really well with this crew.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: RBduffer on May 27, 2019, 04:27:12 PM
Who's this Santa Margarita crew?  I like the idea of blended lime drinks being served by fat guys in red suits.

OK.OK.  I'm in.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 27, 2019, 04:38:09 PM
I'm wondering where Gunslinger and Mattyboy are? My guess is Gunslinger is worried about getting his tootsies cold?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 27, 2019, 04:55:42 PM
There is a trip report from the 2019 run, Just cant seem to figure out how to attach it to this post.

and this....

I was looking at the water height gauge (USGS) from the last run and it was about 4.47 feet with a flow rate of of about 2.60 cubic feet per second. Historically by year the water height at Afton was just over 4 ft in 18, 3.87 ft and about the same in 17, 3.75 ft in 16 and last but not least.... 3.68 ft in 15. Current depth is 4.47 ft, which is about the same depth as it was in 19.

Keeping in mind that I went out with a stock height X and was able to make it thru should give someone people a sense of comfort. Had a great time, unfortunately I will not be able to attend the 2020 run. I will be with you in spirt though!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 27, 2019, 04:56:29 PM
I heard that Celt!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 27, 2019, 04:57:46 PM
and because of your snaky comment.... Put me in the middle of the line up! I will change my plans so your not afraid at night!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 27, 2019, 06:35:30 PM
I am kidding... I cant go.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 27, 2019, 06:50:56 PM
I am kidding... I cant go.

 What are you some kinda FOBBIT?          ???
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: vegasvuk on May 27, 2019, 07:24:48 PM
Put me down for this one please !
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 27, 2019, 07:25:15 PM
Put me down for this one please !

 Of course!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: fourxfunk on May 27, 2019, 08:42:02 PM
Alright,  I'm in! Can't wait to finally do this one be with you all!

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 28, 2019, 05:26:41 AM
Alright,  I'm in! Can't wait to finally do this one be with you all!

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  Got you.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Sage Bromax on May 28, 2019, 06:29:18 AM
Add me to the mix!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 28, 2019, 06:51:37 AM
Add me to the mix!

Addeddedd
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 28, 2019, 05:43:37 PM
FOBBIT, FOBBIT!!!!!! How dare you! Ha ha ha.

  Unfortunately, I told the boss I had changed my mind.... and she advised me (Very lovingly might I add) that I needed to change my mind again. As I have to be in north western Las Vegas at the Matriarch's castle to do some heavy lifting. I tried to wiggle out of it by offering up our little price to do the lifting.... Needless to say I might be sleeping in the X for the next few days... LOL

Anyone got a good air mattress I can borrow?????
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on May 28, 2019, 11:28:09 PM
Please add Fire Ninjas cousin Ken.

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 29, 2019, 05:19:44 AM
Please add Fire Ninjas cousin Ken.

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 Cousin Ken is in.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 29, 2019, 05:24:02 AM


 Needless to say I might be sleeping in the X for the next few days... LOL

Anyone got a good air mattress I can borrow?????


 Here you go Petunia, I found one for you  :D:

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on May 29, 2019, 07:33:19 AM
Here you go Petunia, I found one for you  :D:

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Lol, and just in case you need shelter..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190529/d4efb80df3e8608c1bcbc31189e3756c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 29, 2019, 07:48:15 AM
Does that come with a fully stocked bar and BBQ grill?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Sage Bromax on May 29, 2019, 08:49:51 AM
Does that come with a fully stocked bar and BBQ grill?
Single malt and an outdoors hot tub.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on May 29, 2019, 08:56:15 AM
Single malt and an outdoors hot tub.
Every bed comes with a mosquito net.

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 29, 2019, 09:13:20 AM
Single malt and an outdoors hot tub.

NOOOOOOO! My eyes, make the pain go away....
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 29, 2019, 09:16:11 AM
Every bed comes with a mosquito net.

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See what Gunslinger has started? Way to go.....
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 29, 2019, 04:53:40 PM
Hey.... I am not the one with pretty pictures on my computer, just waiting for the opportunity to show them off with a thinly veiled attempt to pass them off belittling another member... LOL

However I will be taking the mansion.... SOOOOOOOO Pretty!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: FBinSD on May 29, 2019, 07:11:27 PM
Put me on the list
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 29, 2019, 07:26:49 PM
Put me on the list

Added....!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on May 29, 2019, 08:12:05 PM


Hey.... I am not the one with pretty pictures on my computer, just waiting for the opportunity to show them off with a thinly veiled attempt to pass them off belittling another member... LOL

However I will be taking the mansion.... SOOOOOOOO Pretty!

It's not a club, so there are no members....

Also, I save them on my phone thank you very much!

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on May 29, 2019, 08:48:03 PM
You mean......
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: steve c on May 30, 2019, 10:51:47 AM
Am I allowed on this trip?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 30, 2019, 11:10:41 AM
Am I allowed on this trip?

It wouldn't be as fun without you Steve!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: steve c on May 30, 2019, 11:12:11 AM
Ok, sign me up! 
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 30, 2019, 11:25:17 AM
Ok, sign me up! 

Done
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Sage Bromax on May 30, 2019, 11:44:07 AM
Just want to confirm the timeline.  Roll into camp in Afton Canyon on Friday the 17th.  Head out Saturday morning.  Spending Monday night in Laughlin to drive home Tuesday.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 30, 2019, 01:49:14 PM
Just want to confirm the timeline.  Roll into camp in Afton Canyon on Friday the 17th.  Head out Saturday morning.  Spending Monday night in Laughlin to drive home Tuesday.

Yes, that is correct.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Ghost65 on May 30, 2019, 02:31:33 PM
Single malt and an outdoors hot tub.

Lol Tony...

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The things you can't mentally "unsee"... ;D
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: RBduffer on May 30, 2019, 03:04:42 PM
Good to hear from you JT3 8)

Now I can't bail out, if Big Steve is in. 

Fire Jinga is ON!!!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 30, 2019, 05:03:32 PM
Good to hear from you JT3 8)

Now I can't bail out, if Big Steve is in. 

Fire Jinga is ON!!!

Bout time slacker, I was gonna start talkin bout you.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 30, 2019, 05:23:40 PM
Lol Tony...

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The things you can't mentally "unsee"... ;D

 I cannot begin to tell you how off the charts funny that was!!!!!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: steve c on May 30, 2019, 09:02:55 PM
Sign Jordan up, too.

I'll convince him it's a good idea by January. 
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on May 30, 2019, 09:12:05 PM
Sign Jordan up, too.

I'll convince him it's a good idea by January.
YEAH BOY  >:D
( I'll Help You )
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on May 31, 2019, 06:49:55 AM
YEAH BOY  >:D
( I'll Help You )

With a Canadian friend helping you, what could possibly go wrong...........
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: knightrider on May 31, 2019, 08:39:34 PM
I guess I can make time from my busy schedule...
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Sage Bromax on June 01, 2019, 02:14:27 PM
My youngest son, Dylan (aka DangerWillRob) would like to join us with his Frontier Pro4x.  He can carry the old railroad ties for the mega fire jenga.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: RBduffer on June 01, 2019, 02:24:38 PM
^^^^^^NICE^^^^^^
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 01, 2019, 03:28:29 PM
My youngest son, Dylan (aka DangerWillRob) would like to join us with his Frontier Pro4x.  He can carry the old railroad ties for the mega fire jenga.


 Shouldn't we call him creosote wagon then?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: x4dblduty on June 01, 2019, 07:54:44 PM
Will be my first time with the group, but yeah, excited sign me up!  Looking forward. Will there be tons of mud like that 2018 trip with Rogue, and will I need a snorkel, don't have one?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 01, 2019, 08:38:54 PM
Will be my first time with the group, but yeah, excited sign me up!  Looking forward. Will there be tons of mud like that 2018 trip with Rogue, and will I need a snorkel, don't have one?

  You are added to the list. As to the mud it's very difficult to say as that depends largely upon how much rain there is next winter. Either way it will not be like the 2018 run because we are bypassing Soda Lake as it's just too dangerous in the winter and caustic to the vehicles. You definitely will not need a snorkel. In the first post I set the general requirements and they are few. If you have further questions it's fine to ask as I want to make sure everyone going is as prepared as necessary. This trip is a whole lot of fun and has thus far been very successful with the great folks that go.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 01, 2019, 08:42:54 PM
 Since were getting a good sized group I would like to try and get a head count for those who are planning on staying over in Laughlin the evening we come off the trail. I'm going to start working on locking down the reservations with the group rate. Jayrat spoke to me about leading a group to the Lava Tubes on the first night so we would split the group for those who wish to see them while the rest of us secure the campsite. The other question I wanted to pose to those going is do we want to push through to the NY mountains on the first day of travel and stay there two days? If we did that everyone would have to be up and moving early, probably with lunch etc on the run. The lava tube trip breaking into two groups is still very doable but I think they would be about an hour behind getting into camp. As a contingency there is the flat area with the cattle corral before Beale Mtn. camp spot. That would be very wind protected but much tighter in sleeping arrangements.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: RBduffer on June 02, 2019, 04:33:59 PM
My 2 cents:
I am willing to 'guard' the camp while others do the tube.
I don't like getting up early for any reason, especially in the cold  :o :'(
I will roll with the flow  ;)
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on June 03, 2019, 01:55:45 PM
In my opinion, I think it might be a feat to get that many people to NY Mt. In one day.  If this is the way we end up going, I still would recommend going our traditional route.  Last year we skipped Jackass Canyon and rode the rail line all the way to Kelso.  While it was nice avoiding the whoops, it took a lot of fun out of the trip.  We left around 9am, and made it to camp around 2 if I remember correctly. 

If we split the group up, I can help Jay with the lava tubes.

In preparation of the trip, I ordered this for our place at the mailbox.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190603/719a3e24b5414bf703026d5809264e94.jpg)

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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on June 03, 2019, 02:25:22 PM
In my opinion, I think it might be a feat to get that many people to NY Mt. In one day.  If this is the way we end up going, I still would recommend going our traditional route.  Last year we skipped Jackass Canyon and rode the rail line all the way to Kelso.  While it was nice avoiding the whoops, it took a lot of fun out of the trip.  We left around 9am, and made it to camp around 2 if I remember correctly. 

If we split the group up, I can help Jay with the lava tubes.

In preparation of the trip, I ordered this for our place at the mailbox.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190603/719a3e24b5414bf703026d5809264e94.jpg)

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Very Cool making the mark at the mailbox, I'll bring JB Weld

If you could help with the Lava Tubes, it would be great ( depending on Weather)
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 03, 2019, 04:06:11 PM
I'll bring JB Weld

 A man after my own heart! If J.B. Weld can't fix it can't nuthin fix it.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 03, 2019, 04:18:01 PM
In my opinion, I think it might be a feat to get that many people to NY Mt. In one day.  If this is the way we end up going, I still would recommend going our traditional route.  Last year we skipped Jackass Canyon and rode the rail line all the way to Kelso.  While it was nice avoiding the whoops, it took a lot of fun out of the trip.  We left around 9am, and made it to camp around 2 if I remember correctly. 

If we split the group up, I can help Jay with the lava tubes.

In preparation of the trip, I ordered this for our place at the mailbox.



 I'm already leaning closer to not trying to make the NY mountains on the first night. It is a big group and we would have to be up and moving very early. I want to go through Jackass canyon and not circumvent that. That route also gives us a few outs in case the winds are really bad to find a more suitable and sheltered spot than Beale Mtn. As I remember it there is a platform which looks like an old mine along the north end of the Mtn that might provide a little more shelter but I've never been up there to check it out and see if it's suitable for a large group. I'm sure we can send a scout out there while waiting on the lava tubes crew to rejoin everyone. While the trip is still a ways out I'm getting excited as this trip is always a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: G.B.H. on June 05, 2019, 07:03:03 PM
Lava tubes and Laughlin for me. Anything that makes me wake up early should be avoided Imo.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: ultrapc40 on June 11, 2019, 09:08:14 AM
I would like to go if there is room. My son should be old enough to do a multi day by then
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 11, 2019, 05:18:22 PM
I would like to go if there is room. My son should be old enough to do a multi day by then

 Got you on it!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on June 15, 2019, 10:46:20 PM
Any interest in a return trip back across the desert?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on July 27, 2019, 11:54:05 PM
When you guys get the chance please post up who is interested in getting a room in Laughlin so I can start working on the group rates.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: G.B.H. on July 29, 2019, 11:12:13 AM
Don't think I need a room but if I get the time off I could probably go back through the desert.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on July 29, 2019, 12:33:32 PM
Don't think I need a room but if I get the time off I could probably go back through the desert.


 I'm not sure that I will be able to do the return trip even if we get enough interest as it might be difficult with work schedules. If you don't want to reserve a hotel room that is up to you. Most guys get one as once we get off the road you are pretty grimy and a hot shower with a good nights sleep is pretty nice before the drive back home the next day.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: knightrider on July 30, 2019, 07:18:50 AM
Put me down for a room in Laughlin.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: steve c on July 30, 2019, 10:47:01 AM
Put me down for a room in Laughlin.

Me too. 
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on July 30, 2019, 06:56:24 PM
I started a list for hotel reservations on page one for everyone. In the next month or so I'll work on all of the reservations for a good group rate.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: jpardue on August 03, 2019, 07:52:15 PM
Posting for the Winter Mojave Rd, January 17th thru the 20th 2020 over MLK weekend. I'm planning on the West to East route and staying at the Golden Nugget in Laughlin NV. It has nice accommodations and they give us a pretty good discount. If there is interest in doing a return trip either along the trail or a modified run I will entertain that too. I was originally thinking about a smaller group but in discussion with Jayrat he brought to my attention there has been a decent amount of new members so I'm opening it up for everyone. If we have to we can run two groups on the trail to accommodate vehicle limitations. The ones who have been on this trip before know how things go and how much fun it is. Those that are interested can preview the previous year's links. If you are interested post up. I know life gets in the way sometimes but if you decide you want to go towards the end please stay firm in that decision. It costs money for the trail leader(s) for permits, incidentals and time allotted in planning etc.

  As in before the big rules are:

1: Have a great attitude, don't take yourself too seriously.
2: Show up with a reasonably maintained vehicle with front and rear recovery points.
3: Bring plenty (Lots) of firewood.

I could care less if you have a HAM radio, FRS, Walkie Talkie or just start waiving your hands like a maniac for attention. This trip is about getting together with friends who enjoy the high desert in winter conditions. Most everyone has the right gear but if you don't post that up. Someone will have an extra something to loan you. I would prefer you have a 4WD but would entertain a 2WD as long as you have the recovery points I mentioned and good AT style tires. Everyone is on the hook for their own meals. If you want to have smaller group meals that's between you and your buddy as nothing will be formally organized. It's just plain too difficult to have group feeds with breakdown possibilities and the unknown of the weather. I don't want starving people eating half frozen chow at 2200, I'm sure you get the idea.

It's a good idea to bring along an additional 5 gallons of fuel (Or more) if you have a built vehicle that's not so great with the MPG's. The trail is roughly 130 to 160 miles. Bring enough water to last you the length of the trip as there are no facilities along the entire route. If you are concerned about where to put your beer, I will see if I can't make some room in my fridge to accommodate you. I know, I know a selfless act but a trail leader must make some sacrifices. In years past I have not heard any complaints about the trip or how it's run. At least not by anyone that's not still 6' under out there but that's a different story altogether. This trip is by design to get families together in a semi-rugged environment and use all that snivel gear you have piled up in your closets and have a whole lot of fun. Oh yeah, NO SODA LAKE...............nope, nope, nope not gonna do it NOPE!

The list:

1: Celt
2: Scuba Dale
3: Fire Ninja
4: AJ AKA #2
5: Scuba Dale's FIL
6: GBH
7: Duffman
8: Rick also known as the former owner of the Bumblebee
9: Vegasvuk
10: Fourxfunk
11: Sage Bromax
12: Fire Ninja's Cousin Ken.
13: FBinSD
14: Steve C
16: Joe P
17: Jordan
19: DangerWillRob
20: x4dblduty
22: UltraPC40
23: Cat herder: Jayrat

Waitlist:
1:
2:
3:
4:

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Hotel reservation list:

1: Celt
2: Knightrider
3: Steve C



Previous years links that I could find with my mad computer skills:

https://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=4313.0

https://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=3593.0

I'm an analog guy in a digital world so I hope I'm doing this right!  I'm in for a hotel if it is night of the 20th depart the 21st.  Is that correct?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on August 03, 2019, 09:12:43 PM
I'm an analog guy in a digital world so I hope I'm doing this right!  I'm in for a hotel if it is night of the 20th depart the 21st.  Is that correct?

Yes we are coming back on the 21st. We will roll into Laughlin on the early evening of the 20th and head out the next morning. Don't worry about being Analong in a Digital world you will fit in just fine with these guys.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: steve c on August 03, 2019, 09:19:36 PM
Yes we are coming back on the 21st. We will roll into Laughlin on the early evening of the 20th and head out the next morning. Don't worry about being Analong in a Digital world you will fit in just fine with these THIS guys.

FIFY  ;D

Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on August 03, 2019, 09:44:15 PM
FIFY  ;D



 Weisenheimer......
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: FBinSD on August 10, 2019, 02:41:29 PM
I'll probably get a room also.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on August 10, 2019, 03:06:17 PM
 If you think about it bring a frog, matchbox car or something creepy for the creepy exhibit at the Mailbox as we always stop there to sign in. Maybe we can get a couple extra SCCX stickers and put one inside the book?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on August 10, 2019, 04:23:28 PM
  Maybe we can get a couple extra SCCX stickers and put one inside the book?

Maybe one of the patches from Joe and some JB Weld?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on August 10, 2019, 05:02:47 PM
Maybe one of the patches from Joe and some JB Weld?

With JB Weld anything is possible!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on August 10, 2019, 09:57:47 PM
Please put me down for a Room as well
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: JFanaselle on August 11, 2019, 05:12:24 PM
I'll gladly donate a patch for that purpose
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on August 11, 2019, 05:16:42 PM
I'll gladly donate a patch for that purpose

 Excellent!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on August 11, 2019, 08:06:49 PM
I'll gladly donate a patch for that purpose
i would like to purchase a couple more , for giveaway items please
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: jvr on September 15, 2019, 11:10:51 PM
I'm in 🙋‍♂️
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 16, 2019, 06:42:47 AM
I'm in 🙋‍♂️
So far we are full for the permits etc. I can add you to the waitlist if you like?
 
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: x4dblduty on September 22, 2019, 09:38:50 PM
Is there room for another? Put me on the wait list pls, I know, late in the game. Thx!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 23, 2019, 07:23:44 AM
Is there room for another? Put me on the wait list pls, I know, late in the game. Thx!

 On post #51 it shows you wanting to go and you are already listed #20. Did something change I'm unaware of? I'm assuming you still want the spot right?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 23, 2019, 07:30:29 AM
  You are added to the list. As to the mud it's very difficult to say as that depends largely upon how much rain there is next winter. Either way it will not be like the 2018 run because we are bypassing Soda Lake as it's just too dangerous in the winter and caustic to the vehicles. You definitely will not need a snorkel. In the first post I set the general requirements and they are few. If you have further questions it's fine to ask as I want to make sure everyone going is as prepared as necessary. This trip is a whole lot of fun and has thus far been very successful with the great folks that go.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: x4dblduty on September 23, 2019, 09:06:12 AM
On post #51 it shows you wanting to go and you are already listed #20. Did something change I'm unaware of? I'm assuming you still want the spot right?

Yes, sorry I missed that, Celt, I’m still in. Thank you!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: CarJEEP on September 24, 2019, 10:43:04 AM
Please add to waiting list.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 24, 2019, 11:26:57 AM
Please add to waiting list.

 Will do buddy....
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: CAWoody on September 24, 2019, 09:22:00 PM
Please add to waiting list.

YOU'RE BACK.  It's been a long time.  You need to come out to CANVAZ Nevada and get caught up.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: steve c on September 24, 2019, 11:52:19 PM
Yay!  Carjeep!

Also, Celt I just remembered.

East to west trip. Start in Laughlin, end in Afton.

 O0
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on September 25, 2019, 12:41:58 AM
Yay!  Carjeep!

Also, Celt I just remembered.

East to west trip. Start in Laughlin, end in Afton.

 O0
Hell ya East to West
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: CarJEEP on September 25, 2019, 06:02:28 AM
Thanks man, it’s only been over 3 years now. But if you have IG follow me there, car_jeep we can catch up there. But it’s been tradition to always miss canvaz for X reason. It’s not looking good for this year too.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 25, 2019, 07:33:06 AM
At Jay's taco fiesta on Fiesta Island Steve C expressed interest in doing this trip from East to West. While I think it's nice to get a good shower and sleep the last night before driving home there are some benefits to this. I was thinking we should stay two nights in the NY mountains. Getting to NY Mtns from Afton would require getting up early and really pushing hard through the desert to get there. On the other hand coming back home from Beale Mtns would require getting up fairly early to get all the way out. It would limit those that want to stop at the lava tubes etc so everyone could still get home at a reasonable hour. The last thing I want to do is fatigue the drivers. East to West with one night in NY Mtns and one night at Beale Mtn will increase the time we have stopping at the favorites such as the mailbox to sign in. I would love to make this trip four nights so we could stay that last night at Beale Mtn. but I'm not sure that would work with many of your schedules. If you are going on this trip please post up your thoughts and vote in the poll we still have plenty of time to make a decision. I'm all about doing the mob mentality with direction on this.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on September 25, 2019, 08:55:55 AM
I like the idea, however my issue is I know a few people usually don't continue on the last day and head out early.  Also, my father in law and I have to be in SD the last day in the very least late afternoon, so we would have to work around that for us.  I look forward to crossing the water in Afton, so it would be a bummer to miss that.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 25, 2019, 08:59:43 AM
  I look forward to crossing the water in Afton, so it would be a bummer to miss that.

 Either way we go were still doing the water crossing.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Rogue Overland on September 27, 2019, 08:47:25 AM
We highly advise you set the time aside in your schedule to make this trip; it is a really good time!  We have been on a lot of trips and when we went on this one it was run very well! 

Here is a video we made of the one we went on if you want an idea of how it goes:

https://youtu.be/xcAH8NL9h4o
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 27, 2019, 09:09:19 AM
 Thanks for posting the video ^^^^^. Always great to have you guys along with us!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 27, 2019, 12:34:43 PM
 The latest update to this trip is I have 7 out of 23 participants interested in hotel reservations. The more people I get to commit will help reduce the costs of the hotel rooms. While at full price they are not very expensive I would rather try and save you guys a few bucks. If I don't get folks letting me know I'm not going to go through with getting a group rate deal and just let everyone make their own reservations. When I make the group rate reservations I have to sign contracts and the hotel wants fairly clear numbers before they draw up the paper work so your help is appreciated. So far we have 4 out of 23 giving input on which direction we should take. This trip should be as much fun as the other and maybe even more so because we have a lot more folks going that many of us have not seen in a long time. All I'm asking is a little more input from the fence sitters. It's not hard, just click a button or make a quick post to let me know what you want on this trip.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on September 27, 2019, 12:45:47 PM
If we are going East to West, I will definitely will be in for at least 2 rooms.  I will reach out to Fire Ninja and #2 to see what they want to do. 

It's a pretty far drive from SoCal to not stay the night before.  I recommend everyone joining us.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: G.B.H. on September 27, 2019, 06:01:30 PM
I‘ve only done a day trip from the Afton side. Never done the whole thing. So, I don’t have an opinion. I’m good with either way first.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: ultrapc40 on September 27, 2019, 10:04:44 PM
If we are going East to West, I will definitely will be in for at least 2 rooms.  I will reach out to Fire Ninja and #2 to see what they want to do. 

It's a pretty far drive from SoCal to not stay the night before.  I recommend everyone joining us.

Number 2 carry his room with him now LOL
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on September 28, 2019, 11:39:10 AM
Cheap gas , Breakfast burritos & Fireworks  all in one place
AVI parking lot LOL  >:D
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 28, 2019, 02:06:42 PM
Cheap gas , Breakfast burritos & Fireworks  all in one place
AVI parking lot LOL  >:D

 Now that you mentioned that correct little factoid, I think I will select that as the start point of the shenegens.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: RBduffer on September 28, 2019, 03:40:49 PM

It's a pretty far drive from SoCal to not stay the night before.  I recommend everyone joining us.

I don't care which way we go, but I like the idea of everyone staying in Dale's room >:D

Just in case though, sign me up for one room please.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: jpardue on September 28, 2019, 10:00:47 PM
Since this will be my first trip, I'll leave it to the experts to determine if east to west or west to east works best.  I'm also still in for the hotel room…front end of trip or backend either way.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 29, 2019, 07:34:23 AM
Since this will be my first trip, I'll leave it to the experts to determine if east to west or west to east works best.  I'm also still in for the hotel room…front end of trip or backend either way.

 "Experts" hahahhahahahha, more like peanut gallery!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 30, 2019, 06:36:41 AM
Put me and my son Danger Will Rob down for two rooms.  I like the east to west change.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on September 30, 2019, 07:51:43 AM
I think we have enough interest in going East to West on the trip so that's what were going to do. Thanks for the input guys!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on September 30, 2019, 03:29:27 PM
I think we have enough interest in going East to West on the trip so that's what were going to do. Thanks for the input guys!
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Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on October 01, 2019, 07:04:38 AM
So the new plan would be
Friday 1/17 Stay in Laughlin

Saturday 1/18 hit Mojave Rd.

Monday 1/20 arrive Afton Canyon / Head home

Is this correct
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 01, 2019, 07:09:21 AM
So the new plan would be
Friday 1/17 Stay in Laughlin

Saturday 1/18 hit Mojave Rd.

Monday 1/20 arrive Afton Canyon / Head home

Is this correct


 No the start of the trip is on Friday the 17th. We get there the night before which is Thursday the 16th to stay in the hotel.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: x4dblduty on October 09, 2019, 09:14:40 AM
Either way we go were still doing the water crossing.

Will this water crossing require a snorkel? I don’t have one yet.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 09, 2019, 10:04:29 AM
No snorkel necessary.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on October 09, 2019, 09:27:28 PM
Will this water crossing require a snorkel? I don’t have one yet.
I was stock my 1st year the only upgrade was 33" tyres
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: knightrider on October 10, 2019, 07:54:38 AM
Joe and I just did the crossing on tuesday and while it was fairly deep, no snorkel is necessary.   Current water gage is 3.4 ft
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: x4dblduty on October 10, 2019, 08:09:36 AM
Thanks guys! Great to know. I’m on 33” and 3” lift, Radflos, Deavers, should be fine then.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 10, 2019, 12:50:18 PM
Thanks guys! Great to know. I’m on 33” and 3” lift, Radflos, Deavers, should be fine then.

 You won't have any worries. This is a really fun run with a bunch or really great new friends to meet.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 10, 2019, 02:14:06 PM
 I got the rooms reserved. They are going to be $35 +tax and a $4.99 something or other local on top of tax, tax. Once I get the contract signed I will get the code everyone can use to call in with and reserve their own room. I'll send out privately the info you will need to book it in a few days. I'm getting pretty excited as we always have a lot of fun with this!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on October 10, 2019, 02:33:25 PM
I got the rooms reserved. They are going to be $35 +tax and a $4.99 something or other local on top of tax, tax. Once I get the contract signed I will get the code everyone can use to call in with and reserve their own room. I'll send out privately the info you will need to book it in a few days. I'm getting pretty excited as we always have a lot of fun with this!
I was just looking up rooms
I can't wait for this >:D
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on October 12, 2019, 09:19:27 PM
I don't care which way we go, but I like the idea of everyone staying in Dale's room >:D

I'm totally fine with this.  The door will be locked at bedtime, so no one will escape. 

FYI...my 2 year old wakes up EVERY NIGHT around 1am for about 2-3 hours.  ENJOY!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 15, 2019, 06:37:16 PM
 Ok folks, check your PM inbox for the instructions on the discounted room rates. If you are on the waitlist and move up I'll make sure you get the code to get your room. Any questions just shoot me a PM, phone call, snail mail, smoke signal etc.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 19, 2019, 10:07:56 AM
So the new plan would be
Friday 1/17 Stay in Laughlin

Saturday 1/18 hit Mojave Rd.

Monday 1/20 arrive Afton Canyon / Head home

Is this correct


 In looking at this, were staying in Laughlin the first night 1/16/19 start the trip on the 17th.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on October 19, 2019, 01:04:32 PM
In looking at this, no stay in Laughlin the first night 1/16/19 start the trip on the 17th.
so 3 nights camping ??
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 19, 2019, 01:09:28 PM
so 3 nights camping ??

 Yes
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on October 19, 2019, 10:02:19 PM
In looking at this, no stay in Laughlin the first night 1/16/19 start the trip on the 17th.

1/16: Arrive at Laughlin at your own time
1/17: Depart on trail, camp in NYM
1/18: Depart NYM, camp in Beale
1/19:Depart Beale, camp in Afton
1/20: Depart Afton, end of trip

This sound correct?
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 19, 2019, 10:28:21 PM
1/16: Arrive at Laughlin at your own time
1/17: Depart on trail, camp in NYM
1/18: Depart NYM, camp in Beale
1/19:Depart Beale, camp in Afton
1/20: Depart Afton, end of trip

This sound correct?

 What I am planning is arrive Laughlin 01/16.

 Start the trip 01/17 to New York Mtns.

 Depart New York Mtns morning of 01/19 (2 nights there).

 Head to Beale Mtn 01/19 possibly different location and weather dependent so were not getting blasted by winds but I'll post it.

Depart from final camp 01/20 to home.

 Because we are doing this from east to west it gives us a little more of a jump and able to do a relaxing two night stay over rather than jumping camp each day. In looking at the map it should be easy to get to the lava tubes and will be a good lunch spot. From there we can easily pick up Jackass canyon and on out so we won't have to split up the group. I know there has been a lot of changes but I'm trying to do things just a little bit different in order to see some new ground while still being able to see all the things everyone likes along the way.
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on October 29, 2019, 08:24:08 PM
OK Celt.....

   After months and months of arguing, negotiating, crying, making idle treats and finally succumbing to the will of check book 6....  I have been cleared to go. I know the lists are full at this point, but if I could be added to the super standby list, that would be great. Im pretty sure that you guys will be filled to capacity, However I will keep hope alive!

 If I am moved to the "GO" List, I will be staying in Laughlin the 16 and an extra night at Afton. Just to unwind and decompress and finish off what ever adult beverages are left over.

Gunslinger
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on October 30, 2019, 09:15:38 AM
 I will put you on the waitlist list.  8)
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Gunslinger2N on October 30, 2019, 04:58:09 PM
Thanks....!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Celt on November 15, 2019, 09:39:19 AM
 I got the permit in my hot little hand. I'm starting to get excited about the trip!
Title: Re: Winter Mojave Road 2020
Post by: Jayrat on November 17, 2019, 01:23:27 PM
I got the permit in my hot little hand. I'm starting to get excited about the trip!

Hell yeah  >:D