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Old 02-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #31
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Goin camping sir as a couple a girls do beat if you get this we are running a bit late but are in the way

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Very nice . Sucks that we missed it .
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Rrampley,

Did your Honey recognize the wedding chapel from Kill Bill?
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Yes he did I text it to him on the way home he knew exactly what it was! Lol had a great time out there thanks so much!
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Yes he did I text it to him on the way home he knew exactly what it was! Lol had a great time out there thanks so much!
My pleasure, glad the two of you made it. I had a great time.
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We were talking on the way home and wanna do calico in two weeks but on a Saturday. That way we have a day off to recuperate before going back to work Monday.... That would be the 23rd. Maybe we can get together some people and go out there.
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We were talking on the way home and wanna do calico in two weeks but on a Saturday. That way we have a day off to recuperate before going back to work Monday.... That would be the 23rd. Maybe we can get together some people and go out there.
From next weekend til 3-8 I have lots of weekend work. Buy id I can (And I will try) I'll be there.
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Nice pics...Bummed I wasnt able to make it today...
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That would be great my son thought it was a bit strange to meet some stranger in the desert. Lol but he is glad I am not going out alone and there is another vehicle there. He just looks out for his mama.
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Just to keep you posted I think I am doing big bear instead on Sunday. There are some other jeepers setting up a stock trip. You should come
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Some pics of Sundays meander with Rrampley.

First an old homestead and a land grant cabin.



This one was very interesting. Someone built a rock and concrete two story home around this pile of boulders.


The wedding chapel from Kill Bill 1&2 which is right next to Edwards Air Force Base.


And finally the worlds biggest Joshua Tree. Which is Rrampley's new avatar. (Check out her new rims.)


The pictures that did not come out were the dry lake at Edwards where the shuttle and experimental aircraft land and the Predator assembly and test plant. We actually drove on their runway at one point in our trip.

Our trip took us down paved and dirt roads, power line and gas line roads, deep sand and rocky quad trails up and down and along mountains.
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If you guys ever make it up towards Barstow you can check up the petroglyphs at inscription canyon, coolgardie, and the X71 crash site
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If you guys ever make it up towards Barstow you can check up the petroglyphs at inscription canyon, coolgardie, and the X71 crash site
I am actually pretty close I live in apple valley just don't know exactly where to find all that sounds fun and very interesting!!
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Here are the coordinates for GPS or Google Earth

Inscription Canyon Petroglyphs - 35.198511° -117.193497°
Husky Monument - 35.215834° -117.317479°
Coolgardie Miners Camp - 35.100612° -117.054198°
X70 Crash Site - 35.063037° -117.024360°

All this is in the Rainbow Basin/Copper City/Black Mountains area that is just north of Barstow ... there are tons of ways to get out there ... tons more to see with a bit of exploring ... there are petroglyphs all over the Black Mountains ... Inscription Canyon is the best of them ... you should be able to google any of the stuff I listed above to get the history on them ...

Hopefully I can make it out to explore with you guys one of these days!
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Here are the coordinates for GPS or Google Earth

Inscription Canyon Petroglyphs - 35.198511° -117.193497°
Husky Monument - 35.215834° -117.317479°
Coolgardie Miners Camp - 35.100612° -117.054198°
X70 Crash Site - 35.063037° -117.024360°

All this is in the Rainbow Basin/Copper City/Black Mountains area that is just north of Barstow ... there are tons of ways to get out there ... tons more to see with a bit of exploring ... there are petroglyphs all over the Black Mountains ... Inscription Canyon is the best of them ... you should be able to google any of the stuff I listed above to get the history on them ...

Hopefully I can make it out to explore with you guys one of these days!
Thanks a bunch! I am not the most experienced so are these fairly easy areas to get to?
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Yup ... all easy roads ... at worse you might run into some ruts from the rain ... it is a fairly remote area though so I wouldn't go alone
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Yup ... all easy roads ... at worse you might run into some ruts from the rain ... it is a fairly remote area though so I wouldn't go alone
All good advice ...the area around the Black Mtn wilderness gets pretty sandy as the ground drys out...so be careful of that....my wife and I along with r son go rock houndin alot out their....there's an old Tiffany Opal mine out that way too...Google it good historical read..
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Oh yeah ... I forgot to mention that it is a wilderness area so you have to be very mindful of where you are driving ... Brown posts are for open routes ... Red posts are closed routes ... some roads are closed to travel but those will be marked with either red posts or signs that say closed to vehicular traffic ... of course if you head out that way you will find that there are still the idiots that can't read
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That really sounds amazing! I have a friend that would love to go. Just gotta find a jeep friend to tag along! I don't have many of those. Just went out with goin camping he is my first jeep friend. Lol but I guess that's what this place is for is meeting people to play in the dirt with! I want to try to go out about once a month or so. It puts me in a better mood to get outside time!
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Some people might chuckle when I say this ... But a good way I've found to get out and explore the desert is geocaching ... It keeps my kids entertained and engaged while I get to wheel ... I've introduced off roading to people who would have never done it otherwise through geocaching ... Plus I've been to places I would have never known to exist ... Just something to keep in mind ... Especially if you prefer overlanding to rock crawling
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Some people might chuckle when I say this ... But a good way I've found to get out and explore the desert is geocaching ... It keeps my kids entertained and engaged while I get to wheel ... I've introduced off roading to people who would have never done it otherwise through geocaching ... Plus I've been to places I would have never known to exist ... Just something to keep in mind ... Especially if you prefer overlanding to rock crawling
What is geocaching? And ya no rock crawling in my future.
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What is geocaching? And ya no rock crawling in my future.
Geocaching is a real world treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to lead you to hidden objects, or places. Basically, find something, leave something. It's fun.

But not as fun as Rock Crawling. Don't be so quick to count yourself out on Crawling. It's the most fun you'll ever have at 1 mph. Lol.
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Geocaching is a real world treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to lead you to hidden objects, or places. Basically, find something, leave something. It's fun.

But not as fun as Rock Crawling. Don't be so quick to count yourself out on Crawling. It's the most fun you'll ever have at 1 mph. Lol.
Lol I just don't know about that Mr Rob! I kinda am a flat lander. I don't mind the rocks I wanna go see them I just don't wanna crawl over them. I totally enjoy off roading. Had it in my life forever. Just I always had my dad or ex husband in the planning network of things. But I haven't ever felt the need to climb or crawl over anything too big. That being said I missed playing outside! Can't wait to go again.
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Then I would definitely look into geocaching .... there are couple different free websites that can get you started ... either geocaching.com or opencaching.com will do ... plus there are all sort of apps and gizmos for geocaching out there ... give it a look-see
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I do have a stupid question for you guys...

I need to know what is absolutely required to have in my jeep to go play. I have read these threads and I won't have room for passengers if I take all that with me... Lol. I don't have any of those hooks on the jeep I noticed that going out the other day. Goin campin had some I notices I didn't. So I stopped at pep boys and couldn't find any. If there a place here in Victorville or apple valley that has what I need? I am doing a big bear run in a week and a half and don't want to go out with nothing but my amazing personality and a couple girls who know absolutely nothing about wheeling Lol. Any advise?
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Some people might chuckle when I say this ... But a good way I've found to get out and explore the desert is geocaching ... It keeps my kids entertained and engaged while I get to wheel ... I've introduced off roading to people who would have never done it otherwise through geocaching ... Plus I've been to places I would have never known to exist ... Just something to keep in mind ... Especially if you prefer overlanding to rock crawling
X2. Never tired geocaching until last year. What a blast. Check out the web site geocaching.com. You can find geocaches everywhere.

I never thought I would get into geocaching, but it is a blast and my kids love it.
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X2. Never tired geocaching until last year. What a blast. Check out the web site geocaching.com. You can find geocaches everywhere.

I never thought I would get into geocaching, but it is a blast and my kids love it.
Awesome I have a 14yr old maybe he would enjoy that. He is staying with his dad cause he was getting in trouble and dad wasn't working and I do so he could watch him better. He comes home every two weeks and he sits here and plays video games all weekend, he isn't allowed to hang with his friends or ride his million dollar bicycle. So maybe that could be something him and I could go do just the two of us if I can find some not too desolate areas. I did go in line last night after asking what it was and found out. Sounds fun even signed up and got an app.
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I do have a stupid question for you guys...

I need to know what is absolutely required to have in my jeep to go play. I have read these threads and I won't have room for passengers if I take all that with me... Lol. I don't have any of those hooks on the jeep I noticed that going out the other day. Goin campin had some I notices I didn't. So I stopped at pep boys and couldn't find any. If there a place here in Victorville or apple valley that has what I need? I am doing a big bear run in a week and a half and don't want to go out with nothing but my amazing personality and a couple girls who know absolutely nothing about wheeling Lol. Any advise?
Yes, you should have a recovery point / tow hook at least one on the front and rear. Just in case you get stuck and need to be pulled.

Don't know what's close to you. But try a 4 wheel drive shop or a place that installs hitches they should be able to get ya set up with tow hooks. You want to make sure they are installed well so they don't come flying off, when you are pulled.
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Yes, you should have a recovery point / tow hook at least one on the front and rear. Just in case you get stuck and need to be pulled.

Don't know what's close to you. But try a 4 wheel drive shop or a place that installs hitches they should be able to get ya set up with tow hooks. You want to make sure they are installed well so they don't come flying off, when you are pulled.
Awesome I will google! There has to be somewhere up here. I don't want to drive an hour to 4west. That's the only four wheel drive place I know. So I know there is a hitch place up here. Will call! Everyone here is so nice and amazing!

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