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El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« on: August 01, 2019, 11:54:58 PM »
Jordan and I are leading a run. 
Mark your calendars for March 2020!

At this time, details are "fluid" 
Route starts in Ajo, AZ and ends in Yuma, AZ.

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From the Morman Church in SD, Ajo is about 5.5 hours.

I'm guessing this will be a 4-5 day trip.

As we get closer, "we" will post more details about the trip and route.
The purpose of this edit is to see who may be interested in this kind of trip.
From what we can tell, this will be a Mojave Road level of difficulty trip, however the proximity to the Mexican Border will make it interesting.
Participants are encouraged to be armed when traversing this route. 

Anybody up for this? 

I'm assuming if we have more than a few cars we'll need a permit so I'm trying to start this early.
I also want to give Boarder Patrol and Homeland Security VERY accurate numbers of trucks and people - that's why I'm starting this thread so early. 

I will fill in this original post with actual trip details as interest is indicated.
I can promise, desert, but like different desert than you are use to, some old homesteads, mining activity, etc
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 11:56:40 PM »
Reserved.
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 11:56:56 PM »
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 06:49:52 AM »
I'm interested.
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 07:13:32 AM »
Definitely interested
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 07:38:58 AM »
How did I get roped into this "we" business? lol
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 10:15:44 AM »
My interest lies somewhere between Jayrat's and Knightrider's ::)
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2019, 10:56:11 AM »
I'm definitely interested in going on this!
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2019, 11:58:57 AM »
Interested

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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 10:01:52 PM »
Uh, excuse me, but I think you are missing a few things in your initial post:

Countdown Clock.
Sign up sheet showing the following:
  -- Ham license (yes, or applied for, there is no no),
  -- Confirming at least two extra spare tires,
  -- What brand of Scotch they are bringing,
  -- Participant's name (for the name tags) in Spanish (since you'll be really close to the border).
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. . . well, you get the idea.

Actually it sounds like a fun trip.  I've read about that road before, it looks interesting.

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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2019, 08:03:53 AM »
Uh, excuse me, but I think you are missing a few things in your initial post:

Countdown Clock.
Sign up sheet showing the following:
  -- Ham license (yes, or applied for, there is no no),
  -- Confirming at least two extra spare tires,
  -- What brand of Scotch they are bringing,
  -- Participant's name (for the name tags) in Spanish (since you'll be really close to the border).
.
.
.
. . . well, you get the idea.

Actually it sounds like a fun trip.  I've read about that road before, it looks interesting.

 El Frank-o the trip would be better-o if you-o can el go-o. See I eespeekey real good espanish. If we encounter anyone who don't espeeka no engrish, I'll volunteer to do the translatin. As to the "requirements" man those are some tough ones. I hope Steve and Jordan don't take such a hard lined approach to this. Just imagine the chaos that would ensue with everyone tryin to decipher names in a furner language to figure out who who everyone is much less after drinking some of that mandatory scotch. Next thing you know, some pervert is gonna decide to jump into one of those rock pools with no clothes on. What would be really terrible is if someone took a picture of that madness and posted it up on TN*, er I mean SCCX.
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2019, 07:59:51 PM »
If a 10k lbs sand anchor (Dodge diesel with a camper) will fit on that trail...I'm in!

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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2019, 09:15:42 PM »
If a 10k lbs sand anchor (Dodge diesel with a camper) will fit on that trail...I'm in!

 Is the camper installed yet?
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2019, 09:21:43 PM »
If a 10k lbs sand anchor (Dodge diesel with a camper) will fit on that trail...I'm in!

I have NO experience on the trail, but from some of the google and youtube links, it looks like full size trucks should be fine. 
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Re: El Camino del Diablo: March 2020
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2019, 09:36:46 PM »
It's been on the truck about 3 weeks now.  I put the truck on the 22 area truck scale at Camp Pen the other day and it weighed in at 9520 lbs.  The truck rides well with it.  No wind noise, but it does rock a little if the rear end has to articulate much.  I'll probable add a rear sway bar later.  I'll figure out how to post a picture later.