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Old 06-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Miller Jeep Trail 6/30-7/1

Who's up for miller jeep trail, with side excursion down and back up yellow jacket trail - Saturday 6/30 with overnight camping at dutchman campground?

Miller Jeep Trail is rated difficult, but is really moderate for a Jeep, and this season, the trail seems to have gotten easier.

For this trail run, everyone must have front and rear tow points.

The is stock friendly jeep trail but rock sliders and skid plates are highly recommended!

If you don't like custom pin striping, this trail may not be for you....

A CB radio is also highly recommended.

Be sure to bring the following (in addition to your usual stuff):
- Pack snacks/lunch to eat on the trail.
- at least one gallon of water per person/day. its going to hot, so i would bring 2 gal.
- If your camping, be prepared for cool temps at night.
- If you're camping overnight, you will also need an Adventure Pass, which you can acquire ahead of time at any major sporting goods store, or pick one up at the Ranger Station on the way to the trail head.
- If your camping, bring dinner and your alcoholic beverage of your choice

Itinerary:

We'll be on CB channel 16.

10:30 am Gas up and meet at the Flying J in Lebec, Depart 11:00am
42810 Frazier Mountain Rd
Lebec, CA 93243
661-248-2505

Air down, disconnect at trail head and depart trail head at 12:00 noon
arrive at dutchman camp in the late afternoon. the days are long now so we should have plenty of daylight. if you plan on not camping, it is an hour drive on fire roads back to the 5 freeway exiting hungry valley.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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I'm a maybe right now. Trying to decide if I have the funds for BB that weekend. I'll keep you posted. I do love it up there..

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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I would be in for this run if you are still planning on going.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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yes still going
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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There was a big fire burning up there today. Hungry Valley was closed, hopefully it didnt burn too much. Im in for this trip though, hafta break in the new gears and lockers.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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oh man that sucks, report says arson at a camp, fucking asshole!

FRAZIER PARK, CALIF. (Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.)--The estimates of the fire's size are varied, but it appears this fire will encompass all of them. Photographer Gunnar Kuepper phoned in a report of 400 firefighting personnel and about 600 acres burned. Kuepper said the fire is moving southwest toward Piru Creek, away from populated areas.
FRAZIER PARK, CALIF. (Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3:58 p.m.)--The fire has now burned as much as 1,000 acres and is moving toward Piru Creek, according to Shanna Llewellyn, who is stationed at Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area.
FRAZIER PARK, CALIF. (Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:20 p.m.)--Fire has grown from its initial two acres when reported to over 100 acres, according to Shanna Llewellyn, who is working at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in Gorman. The fire is believed to have started in a campground called Lik Lik and is believed to be arson. Winds are carrying the blaze west, according to Llewellyn. The fire is currently burning about five miles west of the south kiosk/entrance.
Photographer Gunnar Kuepper said the fire is burning into the Los Padres National Forest now. There are about four helicopters and two fixed wing craft on the fire at this time, with about 150 ground crew personnel from the U.S. Forest Service, Ventura County Fire Department, State Parks and Los Angeles County Fire Department, which is coordinating incident command.
The strategy for fighting blazes in this very dry year has been to bring in air resources early to contain the fire from spreading, as soon as possible.
FRAZIER PARK, CALIF. (Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.)--A fire that started at about 12:20 p.m. in Hungry Valley was reported by Shanna Llewellyn. Radio traffic indicates that the fire is moving northwest but is not currently considered a threat to Frazier Park or Lockwood Valley. No other information is available at this time. Check back for updates.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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probably think about going to big bear instead, but i will call the FS at frazier during the week.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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oh man that sucks, report says arson at a camp, fucking asshole!
I couldnt agee more Brad, these sick arsonists have been responsible for human loss of life, animal loss of life and the destruction of some of the most beautiful land in our state. There is not a time that I go to Big Bear that I dont see signs of the fire damage. Some of these fires are started by nature and that cant be avoided, but I will never understand people that start them on purpose.
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natural fires are a part of nature. did you know that sequoia tree seeds can grow unless there is a fire?

there is such a nice wilderness area back there in the los padres Forrest east of hungry valley that i have been backpacking this year, i love it back there, i hope the fire doesn't destroy it.

so you up for big bear next weekend?
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I might in for BB next weekend, but don't want to commit just yet. I have a business trip to CLE on Wed returning Fri night about 10, so need to see how that goes. What trail did you have in mind?
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I am very interested in a BB trip. I just dont want to run the hardcore trails till I am able to get different gears. I have convinced myself that if I did not need to be so aggressive on the gas to get going, I would not have taco'd my drag link on Holcomb. If you are wanting to do the fun stuff, don't not do it for me though. I don't want to hold anyone back from doing their thing.

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im going to call the frazier park forrest service, news said today its 40% contained, and it was overestimated, firs is only 700 acres. im thinking the trail is open, but the way out is thru hungry valley.

jeff you interested in miller jeep trail?
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Possibly. The gf wants to go camping in Joshua Tree this weekend. I think it may be too hot out there.

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fire is 60% contained...

the dutchman camp is up in a pine forrest, its nice there, very similar to big bear. the trail will most likely be hot and dusty tho, camp should be cooler temps its at 6,100 ft.

and its always empty when we go

at camp

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it sounds like the fire is or will be contained today. im going to call the forrest service to find out if we can go thru.

is anyone still interested in going?
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As an option 2, a few of us are going to take our chances on first come first serve at Hanna Flats this weekend if you wanted to do BB.
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Im still in if we can get up there.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #18
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just called mt pinos ranger, said it is open and can drive out from dutchman camp to the 5!
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Sounds good. Its been awhile since Ive been out and I got some new 4.56 gears and arb air lockers to try out.
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cool are you camping? have we met before i don't recall. so far its you and me...i'm bringing my g/f. i doubt you will need to use your lockers, have you done miller before?
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Brad,

Gary and his daughter wheeled with us in Big Bear for a day run that cold weekend that you Brandon and I camped.



And yes, Gary wheeled Miller with me the weekend that the Libation Station went dry for the first and only time.

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oh okay....now i remember.

too many people with jeeps on here
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Yep I was on that cold big bear trip with you guys. I had the black tj and was there with my daughter. I will probably have her or my wife along and plan on camping on Sat night. Are you still planning on camping.
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yup camping
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My last miller trip was my first trip with Yomondo and friends and we had a great time. Thanks to the libation station I dont remember too much of the evening though and was in bad shape the next day but now Im hooked on the Honey.
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About six hours of my life vanished from my memory that night, but I think it was a great time.

I wish I could join you guys this weekend. I'm anxious to hit Miller again, but I'll be up visiting my former hometown of Toronto next week for Canada Day. And to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, in hopes that the Kings' names have already been engraved in the replica Stanley Cup there, or even better if the presentation Stanley Cup happens to be in the house.
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I cant help but feel somewhat responsible for the libation station going dry. Great time though. The hockey hall of fame sounds like a fun trip especially with the current Kings victory.
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That Honey can be dangerous, especially the first time, when you're unaware of how it sneaks up on you. It goes down so smooth you don't even know you're getting drunk, then BAM! The 6, 8 or 10 shots hit you and your out for the count.

Niagara Falls will also be a highlight of our trip. My family has never been, and I was very young when I was there. The CN Tower also was not built yet when I was there, so I'm looking forward to visiting that too.
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Niagra falls would be awesome. I was born in New York and have been back there numerous times but have never been to the falls. My vacation is comming up next month. Gonna go do some scuba diving in the Dominican republic.
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Gonna go do some scuba diving in the Dominican republic.
That sounds like fun. I was supposed to get dive certified with my son when he got his certification a few years ago, but something came up and I couldn't join him. I did a short dive with him in Catalina a while back, and loved it. Just as well....I can only afford so many expensive hobbies.

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