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Old 02-13-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Mojave Trail 02/17 and 02/18

If interested in joining us, I've never been on this trail but told that although it's an easy trail, everyone should do it at least once. Lot's of great scenery along the way. I'm over 4 hours away so will be staying the night somewhere in the Laughlin area Thursday night. Friday morning 02/17 we will start at the Colorado River 35.046280° -114.627890° around 9am, stay the night at one of the primitive camp sites along the way, then finish the trail to Barstow on Saturday. Below is a link with more info.

Mojave Road - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Stay at the avi, its 2 miles from the trail head.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Stay at the avi, its 2 miles from the trail head.

Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Most of the trail is indeed easy and doable in 2WD, however there's usually mud on Soda Lake, and a few sandy spots where 4WD and aired down tires will come in handy. Airing down will also make the ride more comfortable.

Don't go alone (have at least one other vehicle going with you), and carry extra supplies for you and your Jeep. At times you'll be many miles away from any services or supplies.

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Mojave Road Friday 11/18/11 - Sunday, 11/20/11
It has gps tracks and waypoints for a lot of the stops and for a few camping spots.

If you have a group of more than 7 vehicles or 15 people, you'll need to apply for a Special Use Permit which costs $50.

Call the NPS at 760-252-6100 to get current trail conditions, in particular 1)If Soda Lake is passable (not too muddy), and 2)If the water crossings are passable (not too deep). Monitor the weather forecast and be prepared for cold and possibly windy nights. Bring 5 gallons extra gasoline just in case.

Have fun and be safe. I can't wait to do this trail again.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Most of the trail is indeed easy and doable in 2WD, however there's usually mud on Soda Lake, and a few sandy spots where 4WD and aired down tires will come in handy. Airing down will also make the ride more comfortable.

Don't go alone (have at least one other vehicle going with you), and carry extra supplies for you and your Jeep. At times you'll be many miles away from any services or supplies.

Take a look at this thread.
Mojave Road Friday 11/18/11 - Sunday, 11/20/11
It has gps tracks and waypoints for a lot of the stops and for a few camping spots.

If you have a group of more than 7 vehicles or 15 people, you'll need to apply for a Special Use Permit which costs $50.

Call the NPS at 760-252-6100 to get current trail conditions, in particular 1)If Soda Lake is passable (not too muddy), and 2)If the water crossings are passable (not too deep). Monitor the weather forecast and be prepared for cold and possibly windy nights. Bring 5 gallons extra gasoline just in case.

Have fun and be safe. I can't wait to do this trail again.

Thanks for the info. There will be two Jeeps so far. Trying to get a couple more but no luck yet.
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Wish I could make it w/ya guys. Should be a great time!
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If interested in joining us, I've never been on this trail but told that although it's an easy trail, everyone should do it at least once. Lot's of great scenery along the way. I'm over 4 hours away so will be staying the night somewhere in the Laughlin area Thursday night. Friday morning 02/17 we will start at the Colorado River 35.046280° -114.627890° around 9am, stay the night at one of the primitive camp sites along the way, then finish the trail to Barstow on Saturday. Below is a link with more info.

Mojave Road - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

Have to CANCEL - broke a tooth in the rear diff. Need to get it fixed and drive it for about a week before going out again. I'll update this post when it's on again. Should be the next weekend or following.
I tried to edit the first post on this thread but the option is not there for some reason.

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