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Old 12-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Joshua Tree ShakeDown drive....

......for our 2003 TJ X this week. We were thinking the Geology Road Tour ( all 16 stops ) just to get use to it . . .
Any other thoughts?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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I don't remember the name of the trail, but there's some cool ones like this:
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Here's the route we took:
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Awesome photo. Are you sure that's not a hiking trail? Lol. Adding to my list of trails I need to wheel.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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Check out Berdoo canyon too. Very scenic.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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Awesome photo. Are you sure that's not a hiking trail? Lol. Adding to my list of trails I need to wheel.
Hehe no, It's a pretty cool trail though. It's like that all the way to the top of the mountain where it dead ends. There are some pretty cool views from up top. At the base where the trail starts there are some fun sand dunes to play in. I got stuck there

It's definitely a cool area that I would visit again.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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Check out Berdoo canyon too. Very scenic.
We did the lower part ( Dillon Rd to just past the mining camp ) a few years ago on a Hummer tour.....
Perhaps a bit much for our maiden tour, but it is on the list!
..... And getting stuck in the sand, probably something else we may want to avoid for now.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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Just got back.......
Did most of the Geology Road tour ( learned some stuff, always good ) came to the intersection of Berdoo Road, figured what the heck......
Made it down without a scratch ( except on the skidplate ) or getting stuck. Did shake loose a speaker on the roll bar, and may need to re-tighten the dash, otherwise a great time!
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I don't remember the name of the trail, but there's some cool ones like this:

Here's the route we took:
Interesting.. How'd you map your route? Is that a gadget or phone app?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Interesting.. How'd you map your route? Is that a gadget or phone app?
I use a Garmin 60CSX GPS. Uses Garmin Basecamp to download it on the computer. It's pretty cool to be able to go back and see where you missed that turn or whatever.
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Just got back.......
Did most of the Geology Road tour ( learned some stuff, always good ) came to the intersection of Berdoo Road, figured what the heck......
Made it down without a scratch ( except on the skidplate ) or getting stuck. Did shake loose a speaker on the roll bar, and may need to re-tighten the dash, otherwise a great time!
Rick
Glad you did Berdoo. It is a fun relatively easy trail. One of my favorite trails in the park.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #11
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Glad you did Berdoo. It is a fun relatively easy trail. One of my favorite trails in the park.
Now I have to go back up and finish the Geology Tour! Ha!
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BFGoodrich tires don't seem to like Joshua Tree much

Old Dale Rd. (near Mission Well) Tire Change

After this photo was taken, I sold the BFG tires and went back to Interco TrXus MTs.


My good friend Mike on Gold Crown Road - near Hwy 62


Mike on the same exact spot in his YJ back in '06



Brooklyn Mine Jeep Trail - East of Old Dale Road and OK Mine Trail
This guys Ford Explorer blew out a Pro-Comp X Terrain tire when this photo was taken


I'm heading out to this area on January 5th with Justruns4WD Club. Hit me up if you want to do a trail ride with us!
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