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Old 01-04-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Yesterday, I left home a 4AM to drive 4.5 hours to Red Rock OHV area. Its about 20 miles north of Mojave,CA. I went with IGOFISHN from MJR, he and some of the local club he belongs to plus Billygoat from MJR also. There were six rigs in total, 1) CJ7, 2) CJ5's, 1) TJ, 1) Sami and 1) Taco. I've never wheeled in the SoCal deserts before and this place is awesome. Its actually referred to as "the high desert" because of its elevation and location. It was great to get out of the ice and snow for just one day. It was mostly sunny all day and hit about 50 at the heat of the day. This area is as typical for desert southwest historic mining country. One of the highlights is Burro Schmidts tunnel, this old miner dug with hand tools a 2000ft. tunnel clean through the mountain chasing a vein of gold. It took him 38 years to do this. I met a bunch of new people again. Good fun as always.

And yes I had a great time.............


Airing down at the trail head.


Heading up the canyon.


Igofishn on the rocks.


Patching a gash in Pauls tire, if you look close you can see a wad of plug sticking out of it.


Kyle at the V notch. His rig slipped off the wall in to the notch.


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Old 01-04-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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I'm starting to want to move to California, with all these pic's and wheeling threads there.

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I'm starting to want to move to California, with all these pic's and wheeling threads there.
Dont hit your brakes when your moving, cuz my uhaul will coming threw ya.

Nice pics there, looks like a blast
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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Here you can see his predicament.




cweed recovering Kyle.


cweed broke a brake line so he welded it shut to save his brakes and fininshed out the day just fine.


Here is cweed going into the notch backwards. His first line was not the right one.


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Old 01-04-2009, 05:54 PM   #5
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Igofishn and I stood on the back bumper and nerf bar to right him. He backed up took a better line and walked right on through.


Placard at Burro Schmidts tunnel.


The tunnel entrance.


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I'm starting to want to move to California, with all these pic's and wheeling threads there.
Transfer to Edwards and you'll be in the middle of all of this.
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I need to give this whole "offroad" thing a try. It looks like fun!

Great pics!!!
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Nice Pointy!! Looks like a great day, and a great crew.
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Nice pics 4Point. I've heard about that trail, I'll have to get up there one of these day and check it out.
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Great pics Pointy! Looks like a blast!
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Nice Pointy!! Looks like a great day, and a great crew.
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Great pics Pointy! Looks like a blast!
It was nice, one of these days we'll have to meet at a central location and wheel/camp. I'm no rock crawler but I love exploring the desert.
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It was nice, one of these days we'll have to meet at a central location and wheel/camp. I'm no rock crawler but I love exploring the desert.

That would be cool!!
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Good pics Pointy. You need to get down to JV for a weekend and check out the BIG rocks.
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LOL no wheelin by your self!! got scared and turned around 4 miles into the trail!!
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Thumbs up I love Last Chance

I have been riding LCC for years on dirt bikes and it is always fun, I have yet to do it with my Jeep but I will do it soon. Hell it's in my back yard so to speak.

You can do it alone if you bypass the V notch, which I will as I don't have the skills for THAT yet. Did you all go to Bickle Camp while you were there? It is close to Burro Schmidts and you may have seen the signs.

Another fun canyon is Goler Wash about 5-6 miles to the east, it has a few rock steps that depending on the rain we have had just might stop you in your tracks!

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