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Old 12-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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Last Chance Canyon and Nightmare Gulch - Sunday Dec 18th

if you haven't been here are some previous runs.

WF Summer Run: Last Chance Canyon and Nightmare Gulch. *See first post for updates*

9am - Meeting Spot - Last chance Canyon Trail Head - 35.36225,-117.8984

here is a GPS track from yomondo http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1386766, you can see the trail and start / end. figure about 5 hours on the trail.

It will probably be a bit cool up there so bring warm clothes
one gallon of water per person
snacks and food for lunch, we will stop along the trail
jeeps should have front and rear recovery points
cb is reccomended,

We will be on channel 13

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I should be able to make that. I have to work Sunday night...but then I only live 30 min. from there.

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Brad! We might be down, but I will double check. That trip was so much fun last time.
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I should be able to make that. I have to work Sunday night...but then I only live 30 min. from there.
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Brad! We might be down, but I will double check. That trip was so much fun last time.
Cool! I will know if i can go next week....i have an exam coming up on the 23rd and i am studying night, day, lunch break, weekends....im so sick of studying next sunday i want to myself!
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Maybe for me. Christmas stuff seems to be popping up all over my calendar. I should know for sure one way or the other by early next week.
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Maybe for me. Christmas stuff seems to be popping up all over my calendar. I should know for sure one way or the other by early next week.
great!

i just bought the HD go pro, and im dying to try it out on something
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i just bought the HD go pro, and im dying to try it out on something
I'd like to mount mine down underneath the Jeep towards the middle or rear somewhere to record the v-notch. I'd be a cool camera angle, and since the rocks are on the sides, the camera won't get hit, except maybe near the end if you don't get lined up right.
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I'd like to mount mine down underneath the Jeep towards the middle or rear somewhere to record the v-notch. I'd be a cool camera angle, and since the rocks are on the sides, the camera won't get hit, except maybe near the end if you don't get lined up right.
yeah i was thinking about where to mount it for the v notch, and i was thinking that would be a cool place too

the question is where to mount it what to use.....you know what would be cool, is mount in underneath, and i have a tripod for my handheld camera and point it at the v notch at the end....take both videos, and them sync them together side by side in a video
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yeah i was thinking about where to mount it for the v notch, and i was thinking that would be a cool place too

the question is where to mount it what to use.....you know what would be cool, is mount in underneath, and i have a tripod for my handheld camera and point it at the v notch at the end....take both videos, and them sync them together side by side in a video
I thought I remember seeing a crossbar underneath that I can attach my GoPro roll bar mount to. I was also thinking of putting my phone on my little tripod and placing it on the ground in the v-notch, videotaping us driving over it.
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I might be up for this too. I have to make sure that my wife hasn't made any other plans for that weekend first though. I'm in Houston right now and she tends to plan all of the things "we" are going to do when I get home.
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I might be up for this too. I have to make sure that my wife hasn't made any other plans for that weekend first though. I'm in Houston right now and she tends to plan all of the things "we" are going to do when I get home.
will it help if i write you a permission slip?
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Pretty sure I am not ready for this but if someone wants a passenger/cameraman I'm game haha. Where about are these trails?
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Pretty sure I am not ready for this but if someone wants a passenger/cameraman I'm game haha. Where about are these trails?
you won't have a problem in last chance canyon, there are easy and hard ways around, we have gotten stock jks through no problem, its no harder than miller jeep trail, but its different terrain and really scenic.

Nightmare Gulch is a little tougher and you may get hung up on a few places but its am amazing place, you will probably use your rock rails here since your not lifted.

a few places stand out in my mind, there are a couple ledges like this that you may get hung up on



another fun obsticle


the rock hangs over you and drive under it in alot of places


another tight tipsy ledge spot



these pictures don't do justice as how cool this place is

what do you guys think....stock jku though nightmare gulch?
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A permission slip would be hilarious! I'll just tell her that Brad said I could go. The way this trip is going here in Houston, I am hoping I will make it back by next weekend. The parts list for the #1 engine on this aircraft just keeps growing and growing. I'm here until Wednesday for sure right now.

I think a stock JKU could make it through. (We'll just have to completely remove his sway links from the begining this time!) I was stock when we went on ConsTable's run there in August. The good thing about this run is that there are off shoots for pretty much all of the really hard stuff. Less off shoots through Nightmare than Last Chance, but I didn't find any of it any tougher than Miller.
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Pretty sure I am not ready for this but if someone wants a passenger/cameraman I'm game haha. Where about are these trails?
If I'm home in time for this run and you don't want to drive your rig through it, you can ride with me. I'm 99% sure that Ellen isn't down for driving all of the way out to Nightmare for a day run.
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i wana go it just seems like a hike for a day trip. how long is the trail? wat time and where r u guys meeting? coming from fullerton how long u think itll take to get out there?
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Pretty sure I am not ready for this but if someone wants a passenger/cameraman I'm game haha. Where about are these trails?
what do you guys think....stock jku though nightmare gulch?
I would encourage anyone with a stock JKU who wants to run Nightmare Gulch to go for it as long as you have rock rails. There's one spot where I've seen a couple of stock JKU's get high-centered. I think it's possible to pick a line to avoid getting high-centered at that spot, but even if you do, it's no big deal. A little tug and you're on your way. All part of the fun and adventure.

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i wana go it just seems like a hike for a day trip. how long is the trail? wat time and where r u guys meeting? coming from fullerton how long u think itll take to get out there?
The Last Chance Canyon trailhead is at 35.36225,-117.8984. A little bit of a drive from Fullerton.

Hey, is anyone aware of a closure of Hwy 14 just north of Mojave and south of the 58? When I did a Google Maps direction from Fullerton just now, it's doing a little detour around that section of the 14.
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Turns out we have a party to go to next Sunday, so unfortunately I can't make this run. Sorry.
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Man this seems fun, and would like to try it. However my gf's birthday is on Wednesday and we got some great rates in Vegas that same weekend to celebrate it. So I will be unable to attend.
On a side note.... My work is pretty much shutting down the week following Christmas and dying down the week prior, so I will have a lot of spare time. Just in case something goes on during those two weeks, I will be able to go.
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ok guys im in for the trail run for sure. we will meet at the trail head at 9 am Sunday morning.

The Last Chance Canyon trailhead is at 35.36225,-117.8984

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how long is the trail (hours wise). cause 9 am means i gotta leave my house at or b4 6am. sooo if the trail is long enough i will consider driving for 6 hours there and back.
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how long is the trail (hours wise). cause 9 am means i gotta leave my house at or b4 6am. sooo if the trail is long enough i will consider driving for 6 hours there and back.
When we went last August, we spent 5 hours on the trail including a lunch break along the way.

Here's the gps track from that run.
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how long is the trail (hours wise). cause 9 am means i gotta leave my house at or b4 6am. sooo if the trail is long enough i will consider driving for 6 hours there and back.
if you haven't been its a really cool place, im driving from redondo beach also.

i requested to be able to edit the first post, ill update it with the list and what to bring and all that good stuff when i can.
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first post updated....lets go MAYBEES!!!
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Still on the fence, cuz a buddy of mine just called and has some (free) tickets to a concert Saturday night that I just can't pass up. Although I could just man up and do both, just load up on the coffee. Damn, I want it all!!!
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Still on the fence, cuz a buddy of mine just called and has some (free) tickets to a concert Saturday night that I just can't pass up. Although I could just man up and do both, just load up on the coffee. Damn, I want it all!!!
what concert? maybee you can man up and let janice drive and you could take a nappy in the jeep
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That's what I am hoping! It's Avenged Sevenfold. I saw them 5 years ago, and it was pretty awesome.
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so i get 200 miles to a tank in the heep (highway) and being that the trail head is 150 miles out. thats 300 there and back plus mayb 1/2 to a 1/4 on the trail. so gas is 3.70 a gal that means 3 full tanks lets say 18gal x 3 is 54 x 3.70. im lookin at 200 bucs in gas DAMM!!!!! if i have the extra cash on friday when i get paid ill be in.
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I would like to be in is this an open to anyone run??

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