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jokerchief462 12-27-2012 07:45 PM

Bitter Springs Backcountry Byway
 
Ready for a run Sunday 30 December 2012. The Bitter Springs Backcountry Byway 30 miles off road rated 4 hours from the I-15 over to Lake Mead's Northshore Drive. Time permitting we could possible do Boathouse Cove road in and out another 2 hours. Total off road 50 miles.
Meet at Speedway Petro exit 54 raedy to go at 830 AM. Top off have a breakfast and then up I-15 to exit 75. Rated no more difficult than Burro Wash lots of washes, rocks, mud, sand and some maintained road in the beginning. Never been there but used a trail guide book to find something out of the snow close by. Watched two videos on youtube and read the google searches all good for stock Jeeps. Let me know I am ready.

Bitter Spring Back Country Byway.m2t - YouTube

raythom3 12-28-2012 12:01 AM

I'm a maybe right now. Sent you a PM. Looks like a decent day trip that I have looked at before, definitely interested!

Stormeister 12-28-2012 11:46 AM

I've Done It A Couple of Times
 
Once each direction, and I do prefer the way Joe's planning.

It's slow-going rough uphill heading south but not rock-crawling challenging or anything. I've seen trailers almost to the top, but I'm thinking it was a long day getting them there. Maybe they came in from the south. Anyway, with a lot of time and a little beating a pickup could make it.

The Muddy Mountains are awesome, with lots of interesting formations and alternate routes you can weave through. I could spend a whole day just there alone.

I'm scheduled for a house full of guests for the weekend so I'm not sure Muddy Mountains are their idea of New Year's in Las Vegas, so I can't commit. Then again, one of 'em's the guy I rented a Rubi with in Moab 2008 (but he's married now), so we may show up with a jeep load.
Do me a favor and don't leave the Petro until 8:31?


For future reference, the food's not too bad at exit 75 (it tastes very good after a whole day coming the other way from the south) and you can top off there, too. The old mines on the north face have some pretty good rock hounding - great "yard rocks" (or building material), nothing semi-precious.

l2abbit 12-28-2012 07:27 PM

Joker I'm In!
Mike
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jokerchief462 12-29-2012 12:00 PM

Two maybes and one confirmed its a go I will be there ready to rock. Weather is good so bring a lunch should be a great day.

raythom3 12-29-2012 12:12 PM

Are you going to get there at 8:30 and grab a bite or do you plan on leaving at 8:30.

jokerchief462 12-29-2012 12:41 PM

Really wanted to be leaving at 830

jokerchief462 12-30-2012 09:54 AM

I am up and getting ready to head out see you at Speedway roll out at 830.

raythom3 12-30-2012 10:29 AM

Getting ready to head that way as well.

LVRaptor 12-30-2012 08:14 PM

Had a great time on the run and meeting you guys!!!!! was absolutely a perfect day to be out enjoying the road less traveled so to speak. Looking forward to runnin with you all again.

jokerchief462 12-30-2012 08:39 PM

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Yes it was a great day. Fun trail 20 miles of different challe4nges. Great for a Sunday drive with friends. From dirt roads to rocks to gravel wash to the Lake Mead fr5o lunch. Here is a few pics.

jokerchief462 12-30-2012 08:40 PM

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And a few more

LVRaptor 12-30-2012 10:36 PM

Great pics!!!

Dr. tiki 12-31-2012 02:29 AM

Good seeing you guys this AM. Wish I could have gone but thanks for posting pics!


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