Author Topic: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019  (Read 987 times)

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Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:33:35 AM »
I posting in there because this is not an SCCX Xcursion...

I'm cross-posting this from FB because I know there aren't a ton of us on that page, and I thought it would be nice to see some of us out there too. 

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This time around we find ourselves starting in the desert and heading up to the (hopefully) snowy mountains. I ran this route last March and had a blast. I’m going to say that 4x4 is most likely needed as there are a couple sections that could be tricky in a 2wd, especially under snowy, muddy, sloppy conditions. (I know there are some that say they can do it in 2wd, and if you can, more power to ya…just know that the Admins/Moderators will not be held liable….nor would we leave anyone stranded)

Once we reach the snow-line, we can scout out a spot for some snow-play and snacks…maybe play for an hour? Really depends on the weather and conditions. After that we will continue on into Big Bear proper where we will cruise through the Holcomb Valley (3n16) and end up at the old mining ruins (great spot for a group picture). From there we can head into town and eat lunch, shop, or feel free to head out if you need to get home.

When:
Sunday January 13th

Where:
3n14 (starting in Apple Valley) to 3n16 (ending in Big Bear)
26.75 miles of dirt!

Meet up location:
8960 Bowen Ranch Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92308
34.41412, -117.13232

Start Time:
9:15 a.m., ROLLING OUT BY 9:30a.m.
(if you are running late, please try to reach us via CB/Walkie-Talkie so we know you are coming).

Finish Time:
Hard to say, I’d say we would be done (at the end of 3n16) by 11:30am-12pm or so….but don’t quote me.

What to bring:
Warm clothing, food, water, first-aid kit, shovel, recovery gear (straps, d’rings, etc. Stuff to play in the snow if you wish. I always carry chains when traveling in the mountains (but I doubt we would be hassled). Be sure to top off your tanks in Apple Valley. Last but not least, a good attitude.

Difficulty:
2/10. Nothing crazy, just a couple short mildy rocky climb sections that shouldn't be a problem.

Coms:
I have a basic CB and handheld FRS walkie-talkies. If you have some, please bring them…it just makes life easier. Channels will be determined the night before the run.

All events are family friendly, we pride ourselves on this. There will be young children on this run, so please conduct yourselves as responsible adults. Please drive safely to the trail and especially when out on the trail. We are looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces on this run!
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 08:55:18 AM »
Are you going Rik ??
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 09:03:55 AM »
Doing runs on a Sunday only just does not make sense to me.  ???

Have fun though.  I'd like to do that trip again someday.  I went the other way once from Hanna Flats to Apple Valley. 
It would be cool to do with some snow on the ground. 
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 10:14:15 AM »
Are you going Rik ??
As it stands right now, yes.
Doing runs on a Sunday only just does not make sense to me.  ???

Have fun though.  I'd like to do that trip again someday.  I went the other way once from Hanna Flats to Apple Valley. 
It would be cool to do with some snow on the ground. 
Yeah, I agree, but it's not my group to run. 
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 07:07:19 PM »
FB post says it's postponed...

Edit. NVM, someone else is leading it now.

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 08:13:56 PM »
I am going as well.... Sunday or not!!!!! LOL
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 08:24:42 AM »
I am going as well.... Sunday or not!!!!! LOL
See you there.  :D
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 04:28:16 PM »
Awesome!!!!!! You solo or family in with you? Oh yeah are you running CB or HAM?
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 06:39:16 PM »
Guy be careful.  With the expected rain this weekend there is a fair chance that rattlesnake canyon will flood and that is not someplace you want to be when the water starts rising.
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 07:39:21 PM »
Good looking out Woody.... Will for sure double check everything Thursday, Friday and Saturday..
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 09:27:33 PM »
Awesome!!!!!! You solo or family in with you? Oh yeah are you running CB or HAM?
The family is coming with me. I'll be running both.
Guy be careful.  With the expected rain this weekend there is a fair chance that rattlesnake canyon will flood and that is not someplace you want to be when the water starts rising.
Thanks for the heads up, we'll definitely keep an eye on the weather.

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 11:21:05 AM »
Guy be careful.  With the expected rain this weekend there is a fair chance that rattlesnake canyon will flood and that is not someplace you want to be when the water starts rising.

they are not running Rattle Snake Canyon
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 06:29:33 PM »
True, this is pretty much a 2wd friendly route that just takes us into town.

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 11:46:17 AM »
RIKRONG,
   So you have run this before? Thats a great thing to have in our hip pocket!!!!!!!! Was thinking about turning around at BB and going back to apple valley, Instead of rolling thru BB proper.
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2019, 02:17:43 PM »
RIKRONG,
   So you have run this before? Thats a great thing to have in our hip pocket!!!!!!!! Was thinking about turning around at BB and going back to apple valley, Instead of rolling thru BB proper.
No, I actually haven't run it. Their FB post makes it sound 2wd friendly, except for some muddy spots.

I'll also probably just turn around too, it'll be easier for us to get back home.

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